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Children's Fiction Space Exploration

Luz Lucero, nina astronauta

by (author) Zaida Hernandez

illustrated by Karla Monterrosa

Publisher
Gibbs Smith
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Category
Space Exploration
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781948066457
    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
    List Price
    $29.99

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Description

Introduce your little ones to the first kid astronaut, Luz Lucero, in both English and Spanish!

Breaking news: kids’ space travel is heading your way!

Luz Lucero has won the contest of a lifetime: to break barriers and become the first kid in space. To prepare for her legendary mission, she will taste-test delicious astronaut meals, practice her spacewalk, and learn new languages. Before you know it, we will witness this star-gazing girl’s first blastoff into space.

Parents will discover this bilingual English-Spanish hardcover to be an innovative look into space travel spearheaded by young wise kid astronauts with the love of STEAM.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Zaida Hernandez is a Latina space engineer, first-generation Salvadoran American, and STEM advocate. Growing up, she always had a fascination with space—stars, planets, and the unknown! When she is not spending time with family, she loves participating in outreach events locally and worldwide, spreading her love for space. In her second collaboration with Lil’ Libros, after publishing My First Space Words in English and Spanish, she hopes to inspire future bilingual scientists, engineers, and space explorers. Currently, Zaida is working as an engineer at NASA.

Karla Monterrosa was born and raised in sunny San Salvador, El Salvador. She’s an illustrator and animator on a mission to draw a world in which it’s okay to feel awkward. Karla graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a BFA in Animation in 2013 and currently lives in the unceded, ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia.

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