Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

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1968 was a year of unrest: many nations were at war. People marched for peace, fairness, and freedom. At the same time, the Apollo 8 crew was about to go farther into space than anyone had gone before--to the moon.

As they surveyed the moon's surface, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 looked up just when Earth was rising out of the darkness of space. They saw the whole planet--no countries, no borders. The photograph they took, Earthrise, had a profound effect when published widely back on Earth, galvanizing the environmental movement, changing the way people saw our single, fragile home planet, and sparking hope during a year of unrest.

This important and timely picture book is publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, telling the story behind the photograph, both inside the spaceship and back on Earth. Text includes dialogue pulled from NASA's Apollo 8 transcript, drawing readers into the iconic moment Earth was photographed from space. An author's note at the end explains more about the photograph, the Apollo 8 mission, and how Earthrise went on to inspire Earth Day.

Author: James Gladstone
Publisher: Owlkids
Published: 10/15/2018
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 10.10h x 8.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781771473163
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 196894 / Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2018 pg. 55
School Library Journal 09/01/2018 pg. 133
Booklist 09/15/2018 pg. 51
Publishers Weekly 11/26/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory