My job is to detect planets around newborn stars. I study astrophysics because I love astronomy's outlook, the way it places us in awe-inspiring scales of space and time. As I wrote The Big Bang Book, I found that translating the adult world into approachable language for children does something similar: children's books simplify and lend us perspective, just like science explained well.
Many of us will be spending Earth Day at home for the first time in years. April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the event, the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, U.S. senator from Wisconsin, who was moved to start a "national teach-in on the environment" after he witnessed the devastation of a 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Miami,–Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair (MBF) will celebrate community togetherness, open literary discussion, and creative expression during the month of March with activities such as the film documentary, LOS VIEJOS (THE OLDIES), about Cuba’s elderly musicians, a pop-up exhibit by artist Linda Faneuf, and a keynote presentation by Roz Chast, author of this year’s TheBig Read Miami 2020 selection, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?.