Recent non-fiction for kids & teens from 2019

Unseen Worlds

Unseen Worlds

Helene Rajcak, Damien Laverdunt

Travel to locations both familiar and strange as you search for the smallest creatures on Planet Earth. You'll never see the world the same way again!

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Little Women: The Official Movie Companion

Little Women: The Official Movie Companion

Gina McIntyre

Go behind the scenes with the March sisters in this in-world guide to Little Women, as adapted and directed by Greta Gerwig.

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Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Hazel Flynn

Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a Tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots?

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Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Sir David Attenborough, Matt Whyman, Richard Jones

The official children's book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

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Outback: The Amazing Animals of Australia: A Photicular Book

Outback: The Amazing Animals of Australia: A Photicular Book

Dan Kainen, Ella Morton

A new addition to the bestselling Photicular line, featuring images of amazing Australian animals from kangaroos to lizards that walk on two feet - images that really move when you turn the page! - plus fascinating text about the...

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Myths and Legends of the World

Myths and Legends of the World

Lonely Planet Kids, Alli Brydon, Julia Iredale

Get ready to travel through time with 21 dazzling stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods and goddesses, serpents, coyotes, talking fish and clever spiders, and discover different versions of how the world...

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This Is 18

This Is 18

Jessica Bennett, New York Times

A stunning celebration of girlhood around the world, from the New York Times. 

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The Power Book: What is it, Who Has it and Why?

The Power Book: What is it, Who Has it and Why?

Roxane Gay, Claire Saunders, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Minna Salami, Mik Scarlet

The Power Book helps children understand their place in their family, their school, and the world, and how they can use their own power to shape the future.

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Salini Perera

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire.

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Me Time

Me Time

Jessica Sanders

A pocket guide to positivity and self-care by the author of Love Your Body!

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Surviving Year 12

Surviving Year 12

Elly Robinson, Michael Carr-Gregg

Each year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations.

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Hidden Planet

Hidden Planet

Ben Rothery

A beautiful crossover book for all ages, this is the book natural-history illustrator Ben has wanted to read since he was a child. Simple text will provide an insight into these lesser-known birds and animals - some endangered and...

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My Feel Good Book: 90 ways to feel confident and happy to be you!

My Feel Good Book: 90 ways to feel confident and happy to be you!

Francoize Boucher

A brilliantly fun and uplifting must-have guide of 90 ways to feel confident and happy to be you!

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This Book Is Anti-Racist

This Book Is Anti-Racist

Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand

Learn about identities, histories, and anti-racism work in 20 carefully laid out chapters.

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Zaha Hadid (Little People, Big Dreams)

Zaha Hadid (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Asun Amar

New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Zaha Hadid, the Queen of Architecture.

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Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Tim Flannery, Sam Caldwell

The first book for children from renowned author and scientist Professor Tim Flannery, exploring the world's weirdest and most fascinating animals in all their bizarre glory!

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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Marina Muun

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography about the exciting life and adventures of Ada Lovelace.

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Mary Shelley (Little People, Big Dreams)

Mary Shelley (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Yelena Bryksenkova

Part of the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Mary Shelley tells the inspiring true story of the English novelist and creator of Frankenstein.

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You Smell! (And so does everything else)

You Smell! (And so does everything else)

Clive Gifford, Pete Gamlen

You Smell! is a hilarious, surprising and scientific look at your sense of smell.

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Strange but True: 10 of the world's greatest mysteries explained

Strange but True: 10 of the world’s greatest mysteries explained

Kathryn Hulick, Mr. Gordy Wright

Prepare to have your mind blown by 10 of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries.

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 Read reviewWe Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella, Manuela Marazzi

Follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey

Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, Jody Revenson

The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

Lisa Harvey-Smith, Mel Matthews

Transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky. Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith brings the night sky to life with her engaging storytelling, combined with brilliantly colourful...

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Curious: Life hacks through maths

Curious: Life hacks through maths

Lily Serna

Fast and fun maths solutions to everyday dilemmas by Lily Serna, mathematician and star of Catalyst, and Letters and Numbers.

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The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World

The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World

DK, Chris Packham

From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail.

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Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths

Eddie Woo

This fun and absorbing maths activity book from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians will delight and inspire young readers.

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A Hollow Is a Home

A Hollow Is a Home

Abbie Mitchell, Astred Hicks

Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home.

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The Odd 1s Out

The Odd 1s Out

James Rallison

Hilarious stories and advice about the ups and downs of growing up, from a hugely popular YouTube artist and storyteller.

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How Trains Work

How Trains Work

Lonely Planet Kids, Clive Gifford, James Gulliver Hancock

From the fastest to the longest, the oldest to the newest, through tunnels and up mountains, take a fascinating ride through the world of trains in this brilliant new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

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The Australia Survival Guide

The Australia Survival Guide

George Ivanoff

Oh no! You've been bitten by an inland taipan? Don't worry, The Australia Survival Guide has the first-aid advice you need!

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The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake

The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake

Jessica Courtney Tickle, Katy Flint

A spellbinding retelling of a classic ballet story, with 10 sound clips.

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En Pointe

En Pointe

Chloe Bayliss

Have you ever had an addiction? An obsession? Have you ever wanted something so much that you can't imagine your life without it? For me, that's dance.

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Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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 Read reviewLunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street

Felicita Sala

Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs

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Tim & Tigon

Tim & Tigon

Tim Cope

A young readers' edition of the bestselling On the Trail of Genghis Khan, the story of Tim Cope's journey through the land of the nomads on horseback.

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Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

Andrew Joyner, Dr. Seuss

Based on a newly-discovered manuscript and sketches from Dr. Seuss, and brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner, this is a thoroughly Seussian exploration of 'art'.

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Atlas of Amazing Birds

Atlas of Amazing Birds

Matt Sewell

Matt Sewell takes you on a world tour, exploring the most amazing birds on every continent With witty descriptions and dazzling illustrations of every bird, this book is a super-colourful, song-filled, strange and stunning...

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Rise Up

Rise Up

Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell

Here are 29 tales of amazing young girls and boys who have achieved the unimaginable - from surviving a plane crash in the jungle to inventing creative ways to rid our oceans of plastic. There are tales of triumph over illness and...

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Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Peter Wohlleben

A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book.

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JT: The Making of a Total Legend

JT: The Making of a Total Legend

Johnathan Thurston, James Phelps

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Mythologica

Mythologica

Victoria Topping, Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw

An illustrated encyclopedia of characters from Greek mythology.

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Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

DK, Gordon Buchanan

From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources- ice. With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on...

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The Mysterious Mansion: A mind-bending activity book stranger than a fairytale

The Mysterious Mansion: A mind-bending activity book stranger than a fairytale

Daria Song

A gorgeously imagined activity book that follows the story of a young girl who finds herself lost inside a mysterious mansion.

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Greek Myths and Mazes

Greek Myths and Mazes

Jan Bajtlik, Zosia Krasodomska-Jones

A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps.

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Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

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Bruce Lee (Little People, Big Dreams)

Bruce Lee (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Miguel Bustos

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Bruce Lee tells the inspiring story of this martial artist and Hollywood film star.

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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Valentina Camerini, Veronica Veci Carratello

Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

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Plastic: Past, Present and Future

Plastic: Past, Present and Future

Eun-ju Kim, Ji-won Li

Journey through the life cycle of plastic -- how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.

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 Read reviewWelcome to Your Period!

Welcome to Your Period!

Yumi Stynes, Melissa Kang

A modern, funny, inclusive and big-sisterish guide to getting your period, and what to do once it comes. Whether you're an apprehensive nine-year-old, the parent of a tween with a bunch of questions, or just someone who has a few...

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Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

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 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

Lonely Planet Kids

Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a globetrotting quest to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, gremlins and lots more. Discover where each beasty has been spotted, what their...

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 Read reviewPlaying with Collage

Playing with Collage

Jeannie Baker

A how-to guide to making your own collages, brimful of fascinating hints and tips from a master of the genre.

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How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

Lee Constable, James Hart

How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet will take you on a garbological adventure like no other. From diving into the rubbish bin and delving into landfill, to rummaging through the recycling and digging about in compost.

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My Culture and Me

My Culture and Me

Gregg Dreise

Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet.Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat. This is my culture. This is me. Beautifully written and illustrated, My Culture and Me is a...

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Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Jeanette Winter

Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players--and sisters--Venus and Serena Williams --

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 Read reviewLove Your Body

Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its imperfections and being the perfectly imperfect you!

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Amundsen's Way: The Race to the South Pole

Amundsen’s Way: The Race to the South Pole

Joanna Grochowicz

What would you do to be the first? The gripping tale of the great Norwegian explorer's courage, determination and ruthlessness in the race to the South Pole.

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Kids Who Did: Real kids who ruled, rebelled, survived and thrived

Kids Who Did: Real kids who ruled, rebelled, survived and thrived

Kirsty Murray

From the distant past to the present moment, Kids Who Did shows kids making their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.

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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Sections

Stephen Biesty, Richard Platt

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Albert Arrayas

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Gandhi tells the inspiring story of this peaceful protester and father of India.

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Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ‘80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Gabrielle Moss

Bustle features editor Gabrielle Moss takes the reader on a nostaglic tour of teen book covers of yore, digging deep into the history of the genre as well as the stories behind the best-known series.

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

Trevor Noah

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

David Astle

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one.

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Your Mind is Like the Sky

Your Mind is Like the Sky

Bronwen Ballard, Laura Carlin

Your Mind is Like the Sky is a beautiful picture book, written by a psychologist and illustrated by award-winning artist Laura Carlin, to help children understand their emotions and develop healthy thinking habits.

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 Special price Read reviewBrilliant Ideas by Wonderful Women

Brilliant Ideas by Wonderful Women

Aitziber Lopez, Luciano Lozano

What do Monopoly, wifi and lifeboats have in common? They were all invented by women! Brilliant Ideas From Wonderful Women tells the inspiring stories of 14 women and their important inventions.

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 Read reviewGood Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens to Nail Life

Good Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens to Nail Life

Turia Pitt, Freda Chiu

Good Selfie contains simple strategies to help kids and teens build self-confidence, get through hard times and go after massive goals. It's real, straight-talking and funny (if I do say so myself!). I can't wait for you to get...

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Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Peter Macinnis

Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the...

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson (American Museum of Natural History), Gregory Mone

America's most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe.

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Heroes: Incredible true stories of courageous animals

Heroes: Incredible true stories of courageous animals

David Long (Author), Kerry Hyndman

Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories. Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors...

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Work It, Girl: Oprah Winfrey: Run the show like CEO

Work It, Girl: Oprah Winfrey: Run the show like CEO

Caroline Moss, Sinem Erkas

Learn how Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire businesswoman, in this biography of her life.

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Australian Birds

Australian Birds

Matt Chun

It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world's most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than...

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Cook's Cook

Cook’s Cook

Gavin Bishop

The 1768 journey of James Cook's Endeavour to the South Pacific told through the eyes of the ship's cook

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Fairy Tale Play

Fairy Tale Play

Spiers Julia

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Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

James Gladstone, Christy Lundy

The story behind the famous 1968 photo taken from aboard Apollo 8

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