A Step into Reading easy-to-read biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars!
This Step 3 Biography Reader introduces children to a young Neil deGrasse Tyson who was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real--until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible.
That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space--taking him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began.This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist is perfect for young readers who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us.
Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is an award-winning author of a number of highly praised nonfiction books for children, including The Boy Who Invented TV and the Lives Of series. She lives in San Diego. For more, visit her on Facebook or at kathleenkrull.com.
Paul Brewer has collaborated with his wife, Kathleen Krull, on several books for children. He lives in San Diego. For more, visit him at paulbrewer.com.
Frank Morrison has illustrated more than twenty children's books, including the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award winner Jazzy Miz Mozetta and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. He lives in Atlanta.