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First Look at a Black Hole: How a Photograph Solved a Space Mystery
First Look at a Black Hole: How a Photograph Solved a Space Mystery
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First Look at a Black Hole: How a Photograph Solved a Space Mystery

On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the first photograph of a black hole to life. Kids will learn why it was so hard to take a photo of something so dark it does not reflect light, and so far away it could barely be reached. Primary source quotations bring the amazing accomplishment to life.

Reading LevelGrades 5-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level1000L
ATOS Level6.7
AR Points1
AR Quiz #509578
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions9 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $37.32 School/Library Price

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Booklist - Angela Leeper

"Because seeing is believing for many, a photograph can make all the difference. These latest books in the reliable Captured History series highlight the impact of photography in the fields of science and technology. While each book focuses on the single, iconic photograph that now represents the historic event, a plethora of large-scale images provide more context. The photographs and accompanying, accessible text are all set against a white background in a tidy layout." - Booklist

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School Library Journal - Cathy DeCampli, Haddonfield Public Library, NJ

"This unique series discusses two familiar topics through a new lens. . . . Kids interested in the subjects will learn something new." - School Library Journal

November 1, 2020

Danielle Smith-Llera

Danielle Smith-Llera

Danielle Smith-Llera’s former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.

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