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 the New York Public Library
Best Books of 2022 list AND is a
National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2023!
The Dangers of Polluting Earth's Orbit
Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debris—from paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellites—floating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter Earth's atmosphere each year!
Here's a cool post at Curiosity.com
Praise for Space Junk:
"Limpid and engrossing...Between her well-tempered writing style and her atypical subject, Young will have readers enthralled."
Kirkus, starred review
Grades 5 -8
Nonfiction ages 12-18