Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer By Laura Gehl


My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This is a fascinating nonfiction narrative about the life and work of Nancy Grace Roman. As a child, Nancy Grace loved to look up at the beauty of the night sky. She grew up with a curious mind and a thirst for knowledge. In college, she was told that only men studied science, but that didn’t stop her. She became the chief of astronomy for NASA and came up with a plan with engineers and astronomers to create the Hubble Telescope.
Laura Gehl did an excellent job of writing a well researched, and inspiring picture book about the woman who became the Mother of the Hubble Telescope.
The illustrations by Louise Pigott and Alex Oxton are bright and detailed! They did an excellent job of bringing the night sky to life and showcasing the splendor of the Hubble Telescope.
The back of the book has an  author note that shares more information about the life and career of Nancy Grace. There is also a timeline of every event in Nancy Grace’s life.
This story needs to be in every elementary classroom and is perfect for any space-themed or STEM unit.
Ages 6 and up
48 Pages

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