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Every picture tells a story

Earthrise gives readers an introduction to an iconic NASA moment and the social unrest that defined 1968

PICTURE BOOK

Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

James Gladstone and Christy Lundy, ill.

Owlkids Books, Ages 4–8

“WOW, IS THAT PRETTY!” seems like an underwhelming way to sum up one of history’s most iconic and mind-expanding moments. But that’s exactly how NASA astronaut Bill Anders characterized the view as planet Earth filled the windows of the Apollo 8 spacecraft a half-century ago. Anders grabbed a camera to capture what he was seeing, and the results were more than pretty: his haunting images of a luminescent Earth emerging from the darkness of space permanently changed how humans see their home.

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