Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Out of This World Storytime: How We Got to the Moon
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John Rocco
John Rocco
How We Got to the Moon

Wrapping up our series of talks with creators of books about outer space is this fun and fascinating exploration of How We Got to the Moon, written and illustrated by Caldecott Honor recipient (and lifelong NASA enthusiast) John Rocco. Rocco’s book, which was just long listed for the National Book Award, takes readers far behind the scenes of the Apollo 11 moon landing, bringing to light the immense but often unsung contributions of the many men and women whose research and expertise helped make this dream a reality. In a conversation with Cathryn Mercier of Simmons University, Rocco will take us behind the scenes as well, giving us a glimpse into his processes for researching and creating this stunning book. Tune in live for your chance to ask questions and interact with the author!

This session will also be broadcast live on Boston Neighborhood Network Media television stations.

Ages 8–12