Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World 
Written by James Gladstone and Illustrated by Christy Lundy

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.
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Praise for Earthrise

"For any fan of Earth." - Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW 
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"A star-bright account of space exploration." - Booklist
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“Earthrise is a book to read repeatedly. Every portion of this space flight, especially the Earthrise photograph, is presented with excellence by weaving facts into a beautiful narrative and depicting its history vividly in illustrations.” - Librarian's Quest
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EARTHRISE: APOLLO 8 AND THE PHOTO THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by James Gladstone and Christy Lundy. Non-fiction picture book about the iconic Nasa pho Read More
296
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17
Published: