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Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky is a lushly illustrated introduction to the wonders of the night sky, inviting young readers to explore stars, planets, and other celestial bodies and learn how to spot them.
Get ready to explore the night sky! Observe the phases of the moon, navigate by the North Star, and peer into outer space from your own backyard. You’ll find out about:
Polaris and Ursa Minor
Alioth and Ursa Major
Sirius and Canis Major
Satellites, including the International Space Station and James Webb Space Telescope
Acrux and the Southern Cross
The Milky Way
You’ll also learn about some of the mythology and folklore associated with the night sky and uncover how humankind has its history woven into the constellations that light up our skies. With energetic, accessible text from NASA science writer Noelia González and stunning illustrations by Sara Boccaccini Meadows, this is a book the entire family will want to share.
About the Author
Noelia González is a bilingual senior science writer at NASA, with an emphasis on science and the Hispanic scientists who contribute to NASA’s missions. She was born in Uruguay and lives in Maryland with her young family. Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a British-born illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her playful and illustrative work—created in watercolor, gouache, and ink pen and inspired by the great outdoors—has won her an audience of 225,000 followers on Instagram. Her first book for children, Grow, was published by Magic Cat in 2022.