Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him.

Tyson pursued his interest in astronomy and studied to be an astrophysicist. In 1996, he became the director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He is passionate about teaching people about the universe. Known for making science fun and easy to understand, he has hosted and appeared on TV shows such as Nova ScienceNow and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He even has more than one million Twitter followers! But how did he get there? Follow his path from fascinated kid to popular space expert.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
BISACS JNF051040, JNF061010, JNF007090
Dewey 523.01092
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 163023
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“What makes this series exceptional is the easy-to-read text, the easy-to-understand language, and the photographs sprinkled throughout…. The series would be a relevant and welcome addition to the school library.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Fact boxes of additional information, quotations, and well-produced and clearly captioned, full-color photographs are interspersed throughout the attractive layout.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

VOYA

“These short books, written in a simple and straightforward style, will appeal most to middle school-aged readers and should find equal popularity among both males and females.” —VOYA

Booklist

“This swift-moving overview of the affable astrophysicist’s career focuses on the origin and growth of his interest in space science, and also his unusual aptitude for communicating scientific ideas and discoveries to public audiences.” —Booklist

Author: Marne Ventura

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STEM Trailblazer Bios

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