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Created: 21st May, 2019

Astro Girl

Author: Ken Wilson-Max
Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books

Astrid wants to be an astronaut. Her dad tells her all the things she will need to do if she becomes one and her strong self-belief in her abilities is joyfully apparent. Then it’s time to go and meet Astrid’s mum from work and we discover who has inspired her to have this ambition.

The illustrations depict a black family in this affectionate picture book. Information at the back of the book includes a brief introduction to five women astronauts from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

See also: Suzy Orbit, Astronaut by Ruth Quayle and Jez Tuya (9781788004619), Nosy Crow, £6.99

 

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