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!
Atascadero, California - site of meteor strike, photo © Karin Anderson, 2020.
Meteor Crater in Arizona,
photo © Karin Anderson, 2020.
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
Bank Street Best Book of the Year
Junior Library Guild selection
“Lavishly illustrated” — Kirkus
“….the accompanying photos and graphics are both informative and appealing.”
— School Library Journal (*starred review*)
— The Horn Book
“It has beautiful illustrations by Karin Anderson.” — Ezri, Goodreads.com