Karen Romano Young
writer • artist • deep-sea diver • polar explorer •comics creator
My new book ANTARCTICA:
THE MELTING CONTINENT, with
illustrations by Angela Hsieh, was named to Bank Street College of Education's list of Best Books for Children AND is aNational Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2023!
Antarctica: The Melting Continent
with illustrations by Angela Hsieh
Antarctica -- vast, cold, and mysterious. This frozen continent if full of incredible stories. Here you can discover incredible wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes, and adventurous scientists and explorers.
Join author Karen Romano Young on a trip across Antarctica, hanging out with people and animals and learning about how this special place is changing, and what that means for our planet. Read stories of emperor penguins, killer whales, and elephant seals. Suit up for the cold and explore some of the harshest landscapes on Earth. Learn how scientists survive here today and what they do all day -- from studying climate change to investigating million-year-old ice to learn about the history -- and future -- of our planet.
• Presents STEM/STEAM topics through an engaging, first-hand narrative
• Conveys urgent environmental messages as readers discover how scientists are studying the continent
• Tours Antarctica's animal life and ecosystems -- from giant jellies to fish with antifreeze in their blood
Angela Hsieh is a Taiwanese American illustrator whose life choices can mostly be explained by the fact that she likes goofy animals. She once visited Antarctica and can confirm that penguins, as cute as they are, smell awful.
Her clients include the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, Medium, and Nautilus. She is writing and illustrating a graphic novel about adventure and discovery, about the way that language and distance shape relationships, and
about giant animals.
New York Public Library
Best Books of 2022
National Science Teachers Association
Outstanding Science Trade Book,
Bank Street College of Education
Best Books of 2023 (for books
published in 2022)
Stanfords Travel Book of the Month,
Green Earth Award Short List, 2023