Kirsten W. Larson, "The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of" (Chronicle Books, 2023)
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Last year I interviewed the amazing author Kirsten Larson on her picture books Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illus. Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020) and True Wonder: The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything, illus Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021).
Today, we talked about her new picture book, just out, entitled, The Fire of the Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made Of, illus. Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023). We also discussed the makings of a scientist vs. the makings of an author, the respective roles of the author and illustrator, the importance of art notes, and the concept that fiction writers seek an emotional truth. I can't wait to interview next year for her upcoming This is How You Know, illus. Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024).
Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 240,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.
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