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The Hubble Space Telescope A testament to women in scientific careers and a record of an important NASA milesto. The intriguing kid relatable text and stunning art in ALWAYS LOOKING UP will inspire and empower young readers This much needed STEM picture book biography about a remarkable woman is perfect for classrooms libraries and home libraries I appreciate books that lead to conversation and action My daughter asked uestions and wanted to use our telescope when we finished reading about astronomer Nancy Grace Roman

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Always Looking UpThis empowering picture book biography tells the story of Nancy Grace Roman the astronomer who overcame obstacle. I felt so lucky to get to review this book by one of my favorite picture book authors Laura Gehl If you haven’t read My Pillow Keeps Moving or I Got A Chicken For My Birthday you will certainly want to pick up a copyI’m going to have to admit that distance to the stars reaching the moon creating the space station and much all seem like science fiction to me My lack of knowledge in this field makes it difficult for me to comprehend the vastness of space and people’s dreams to explore it With that being said this book on Nancy Grace Roman could possibly be in the wrong hands However I will readily admit that the text and illustrations caught my attention immediately My heart didn’t race and I didn’t search for my solar eclipse glassesThe beautiful book starting with the cover captured my curiosity Who was Nancy Grace Roman I learned that from an early age she loved space and everything related to it She overcame weak eyesight and pushed past those who discouraged her from entering the male dominated field of science and astronomyUndeterred the young girl followed her dream and eventually went on to graduate school always learning and searching for new information and answers to the universe’s many uestions As she grew in prominence Nancy Grace jumped at the opportunity to be the chief of astronomy at NASA In time she became known as the “Mother of Hubble” referring to the Hubble TelescopeThe back matter of this delightful book includes biographical information about Nancy Grace in the way of an Author’s Note and a timeline of space eventsMy thanks to Laura Gehl and Albert Whitman for the opportunity to read and review this ARC The thoughts and opinions offered are not in any way altered by receiving the review copyMy ConcernsAbsolutely no concernsWhat I Liked BestAs I mentioned earlier the text and illustrations flow together to make this book a work of artElementary teachers librarians and parents this is a STEM book you will certainly want to consider adding to your libraryAnd folks this book passed the test of pleasing no very much pleasing a reader who shies away from the big unknown universe My thoughts “Try it You’ll like it” reviews at

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Always Looking Up review É 103 ✓ 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 impS like weak eyesight and teachers who discouraged women from pursuing astronomy to lead the NASA team that built. Thank you to the author and publisher for sharing an ARC with our #bookexpedition group This amazing narrative nonfiction picture book shares the biography of astronomer Nancy Grace Roman through beautiful words and stunning illustrations Nancy Grace overcame obstacles such as poor eyesight and adults in her life that told her that studying science “wasn’t ladylike” to become a pioneer in the field of astronomy eventually being part of the team that designed the Hubble Telescope Excellent back matter including a timeline of that includes information on Nancy Grace’s life as well as important events in space history With the theme of perseverance this is a picture book preorder Publishes 10119