Gladstone, James

Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Christy Lundy. Apollo 8 was the first mission to orbit the moon, but it also gave us the first photograph of Earth from space. In lyrical picture-book text, Gladstone explains how the now-iconic image, taken by astronaut Bill Anders in 1968, conveyed a message of unity to a world in turmoil. Lundy's stylish illustrations feature the hues and fashions of the time; the original Earthrise photo is included at book's end.


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