Always Looking Up

Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer

This empowering picture book biography tells the story of Nancy Grace Roman, the astronomer who overcame obstacles like weak eyesight and teachers who discouraged women from pursuing astronomy to lead the NASA team that built the Hubble Space Telescope. A testament to women in scientific careers and a record of an important NASA milestone, this story—more than anything—is a reminder to all of us: do what you love, and keep looking up.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807502969
  • October 2019

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  • October 2019

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  • Gehl clearly conveys her subject’s childhood excitement about the cosmos and her determination, “as fiery as a supernova,” to learn more and fire up others. An inspiring book about an influential scientist and the allure of the stars.

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards & Accolades

  • A Mighty Girl's 2019 Books of the Year