Moon Mission by Sigmund Brouwer (Kids Can Press) has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 Ohioana Award in the category of book about Ohio or an Ohioan. The overall winner will be announced in late July, and the award will be presented at a reception and ceremony, set for Thursday, October 15, in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.

About Moon Mission:

This riveting narrative told from the astronauts’ points of view offers a unique approach to the story behind Apollo 11’s successful — though nearly disastrous — 1969 moon landing. Readers are brought along on the ride of a lifetime, as they relive every step of the mission, including the nail-biting (and relatively unknown) crucial moments when it came close to failure. From ignition to moon walk to splashdown, the story is structured in eleven exciting episodes. And, setting this book apart, each episode is linked to the innovations and discoveries from the past four centuries that made it possible — from Copernicus to Einstein, the sextant to Velcro. It’s a new perspective on an epic journey, and the science, technology, engineering and math that set it in motion!

Sigmund Brouwer is the bestselling author of scores of books across many genres, from early chapter books to historical fiction. He lives in Red Deer, Alberta and is represented by Amy Tompkins.

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