Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World is a middle grade children’s picture book about all things asteroid. It was the first creative project fabulous writer Elizabeth Rusch and I collaborated on together. She and I travelled extensively while she interviewed and I photographed asteroid scientists and meteor hunters at work, and locations where asteroids had struck the earth. It was exciting, tons of fun, and at times, quite dangerous!

Role: Photographer

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Atascadero, California - site of meteor strike, photo © Karin Anderson, 2020.
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Meteor Crater in Arizona,
photo © Karin Anderson, 2020.
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Infrared Image from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

AWARDS/RECOGNITION FOR IMPACT:

Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Best Book of 2017 by School Library Journal

ALA Notable

Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Junior Library Guild selection

 

KIND WORDS:

“Lavishly illustrated”  — Kirkus

“….the accompanying photos and graphics are both informative and appealing.”       

— School Library Journal (*starred review*)

“Fascinating…vivid…excellent.” 

— The Horn Book

“It has beautiful illustrations by Karin Anderson.”  — Ezri, Goodreads.com 

©2020 Karin Anderson. No images or content may be used without written permission.