The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston

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In July 1969, the world witnessed an awe-inspiring historical achievement when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. For the young protagonist of this lyrical and hopeful picture book, that landing is something that inspires her to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer.

Caldecott Honor–winning painter Jerry Pinkney and the poetic Dianna Hutts Aston create a moving tribute to the historic Apollo 11 Mission, just in time to commemorate its upcoming fortieth anniversary.

 

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Dianna Hutts Aston lives in Buda, Texas, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Jerry Pinkney lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published October 16, 2008 by Dial Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twenty-three years before Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel into space, a young girl living in the small Southern town of Star anxiously awaits the first step of a man on the moon.

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