Emily Lakdawalla

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Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Amina's Voice
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A heartfelt middle-grade book that features universal middle-grade concerns about school, friendships, and parents alongside the problems particular to a Pakistani-American Muslim girl. As a non-Muslim I learned a few things about the ordinary lives ...more
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Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr
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Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells
Wheel of the Infinite
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An action-packed fantasy in an Asian-inspired setting; it reminds me of the Legend of Korra, and would be easily adapted into an animated movie or graphic novel. The book unfolds over a very few days, so a lot of important back story for the main cha ...more
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Really, Really Big Questions About Space and Time by Mark Brake
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Really, Really Big Questions about Space and Time is a fantastic book. It poses the kinds of questions that budding scientists really want to know the answers to -- When did the universe start? Is what I'm seeing actually there? Is space smelly? Are ...more
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Laika by Nick Abadzis
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In Laika Nick Abadzis tells a fictionalized story of the life and death of the first living thing intentionally launched into space: an ex-street dog who orbited Earth aboard Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957. In 2002 it was revealed that, contrary to p ...more
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T-Minus by Jim Ottaviani
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T Minus chronicles the twelve years before the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon. As the story proceeds, it counts down to the day of the lunar landing, reinforcing again and again a sense of the frenetic pace of the race to the Moon, and the urgency
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A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel
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As with her previous two books Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel draws heavily on primary sources for her latest book, A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos. With lengthy quotes from personal letters and contempor ...more
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Atlas of the Galilean Satellites. by Paul Schenk by Paul Schenk
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Not many subjects remain for which it is possible to assemble everything that we know about it in one book. Even for those subjects for which our knowledge is limited, knowledge seems always to be expanding exponentially. This is not true, however, f ...more
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Decoding the Heavens by Jo Marchant
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