Last week I attended the launch of 50 Amazing Swiss Immigrants, the latest book by the core team that created 50 Amazing Swiss Women. The launch was hosted by the State Secretariat for Migration in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, and was incredibly moving. A number of the people who are featured in the book attended the launch, and the pride and gratitude in the air was palpable.
I’m thrilled to be welcoming Aimée Sicuro for Women’s History Month. Aimee is an illustrator, picture book maker, and surface pattern designer. But I know her best as the illustrator of The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe.
What Was on My mind this month?
Girls. Girl readers to be exact.
I’ve been talking to children at schools about The Stuff Between the Stars. After they hear about Vera Rubin’s pioneering role in the male-dominated world of astronomy, a girl inevitably asks: Can women be astronomers today?
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted a What Was on My… However, Erin Dealey interviewed me this week in celebration of the upcoming release of my picture book, The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe. When she did, she turned the tables on me and asked a few questions I normally reserve for others. She also asked a question for Vera Rubin.