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Always Looking Up
Always Looking Up

Always Looking Up

Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer

By Laura Gehl, Illustrated by Louise Pigott, Illustrated by Alex Oxton

5-7

She Made History

JUVENILE NONFICTION

32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, EPUB

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9780807502969

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Oct 2019)

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Overview

An inspiring look at the scientist who became "The Mother of Hubble"

This empowering picture book biography tells the story of Nancy Grace Roman, the astronomer who overcame obstacles like weak eyesight and teachers who discouraged women from pursuing astronomy to lead the NASA team that built the Hubble Space Telescope. A testament to women in scientific careers and a record of an important NASA milestone.

Author Biography

Laura Gehl is the author of several picture books, including Delivery Bear, and a former science and reading teacher. Louise Pigott creates vibrant, detailed, and atmospheric illustrations for children's books and greeting cards that have appeared around the world. Alex Oxton grew up in the East Midlands of England and studied illustration at university. An avid competitive player of real-time strategy games like Starcraft and Age of Empires, she initially set her sights on becoming a video game concept artist, but fell in love with children's book illustration during her studies.