Date & Time
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Free and open to the public
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Suzanne Slade will read from and discuss Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon, illustrated by Alan Marks. Young space enthusiasts and future astronauts welcome! Slade will be sharing free "Space Selfies" and a "To the Moon" quiz. Come and participate for a chance to win a bookmark with an actual moon rock. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.
At 57th Street Books
About the book: A gorgeous introduction to the twelve brave men who have left footprints on the moon, just in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took one small step and made history. Over the course of the next three-and-a-half years, twelve lunar explorers, including Alan Shepard and Gene Cernan, touched down on the moon's surface. Author and engineer Suzanne Slade reveals how the Apollo missions (1969-1972) built upon one another and led to important discoveries about our nearest neighbor in space. Back matter includes an afterword by Alan Bean (1932-2018), the fourth person to walk on the moon.
About the author: Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books for children. A mechanical engineer by degree, she often writes about science and space. Some recent titles include: "Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon," "Astronaut Annie" (will be read by an astronaut on the Space Station), and "A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon."