When I’m not writing, reading, painting, acting, or learning something new, I’m sharing my Kid Astronomy book series globally, as I hope to inspire kids to become interested in art and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), in particular space studies, not only because of my love of space, but also because STEM jobs are growing at a faster pace than non-STEM jobs. According to the World Economic Forum, 65 percent of children will end up working in jobs that don’t even exist yet.
Coming from a poor, underprivileged background, I am making the most recent book in the Kid Astronomy series, The Moon Show, FREE this Children’s Book Week, from May 5-7th, 2020 on Amazon. LINK TO FREE BOOK – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YN2KX2B
I believe all children should have access to books, no matter their circumstances, and hope to bring some fun, light and positivity with my books as well. I also created a free read-aloud on YouTube so kids can read along! READ-ALOUD VIDEO – https://youtu.be/13KeMSBxrrE
Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. The 2020 slogan is Read. Dream. Share. With the current lockdown, Children’s Book Week is now a re-imagined Spring celebration for readers across the countries to celebrate at home and connect online with #BookWeek2020atHome!
The very first book in the series, Thank You Mercury! was included in the Summer of Space program at the Space Science Institute and went on to be included in the “Best Space Books of 2019” list by Book Authority. All three books are available in both English and Spanish.