Always Looking Up

Illustrated by Louise Pigott and Alex Oxton
Albert Whitman

This empowering picture book biography tells the story of Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, the astronomer who overcame obstacles like weak eyesight and teachers who discouraged women from pursuing astronomy to lead the NASA team that built the Hubble Space Telescope. This book is both a testament to one woman whose leadership changed the way we see the universe, and the record of an important NASA milestone.

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“An inspiring book about an influential scientist and the allure of the stars.” —Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner, Northern Lights Book Award, STEM category, 2020
  • A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2019
  • A Nonfiction Detectives Best Book of 2019
  • The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla’s Recommended Space Books for Kids 2019