A picture book by James Gladstone and Christy Lundy.

James Gladstone, illustrated by Christy Lundy

1968 was a year of unrest: many nations were at war. People marched for peace, fairness and freedom. At the same time, the Apollo 8 crew was about to go farther into space than anyone had gone before — to the moon.

As they surveyed the moon's surface, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 looked up just when Earth was rising out of the darkness of space. They saw the whole planet — no countries, no borders. The photograph they took, Earthrise, had a profound effect when published widely back on Earth, galvanizing the environmental movement, changing the way people saw our single, fragile home planet, and sparking hope during a year of unrest. (From Owlkids Books)

More about the Earthrise photo

50th anniversary of Bill Anders' iconic 'Earthrise' photo

5 years ago
Duration 1:06
This Christmas Eve marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic "Earthrise" photo, taken from lunar orbit by astronaut Bill Anders. Here's the story behind the powerful image.

From the book

From Earthrise by James Gladstone, illustrated by Christy Lundy ©2018. (Published by Owlkids Books)

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