We Are the Apollo 11 Crew

Wide-Eyed Editions. (Friends Change the World). Nov. 2021. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780711263802.
K-Gr 2–A delightful way to introduce young audiences to the story of the Apollo 11 space mission. Mike, Buzz, and Neil prepare and then take off, swinging around Earth. They eat from pouches and sleep in sleeping bags. When the big day of the moon landing arrives, there is excitement and inspiration. After some tension, the trio makes it safely back to Earth, marveling at its beauty. The images are colorful and charming, with many details to discover for curious readers. This text would pair well with many different STEAM activities or as a kickoff to research. This work’s greatest strength is in the exciting storytelling, tension, and thrills drive the narrative. Back matter includes more details about the space race and the Apollo 11 mission. Young students who are interested in space or astronauts will appreciate this informative and fun book.
VERDICT A sweet and exciting telling of the Apollo 11 story. Recommended for collections where books about space and astronauts are popular.

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