3 books to read before August 21st’s total solar eclipse!

People across North America are pretty excited about  the rare upcoming coast-to-coast total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017. On this day, the sun will completely hide behind the moon, darkening the sky and causing  a rapid temperature drop. To best see this natural phenomena, it is best to be situated somewhere along the narrow travel band, called the path of totality, where the eclipse will be moving along.

To gear up for this awesome celestial event, check out these 3 titles from a local library near you! They are guaranteed to be out of this world!

Life As We Knew It– Susan Pfeffer

770 Lexile

Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family’s struggle to survive after a meteor hits the Moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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2001: A Space Odyssey-Arthur C. Clark

1060 Lexile

The spacecraft Discovery is on a voyage to the outer edge of the solar system. Within the craft are two increasingly frightened navigators, three frozen hibernauts, and a computer named Hal.

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That Hideous Strength-C.S. Lewis

960 Lexile

Finding himself in a world of superior alien beings and scientific experiments run amok, Dr. Ransom struggles with questions of ethics and morality, applying age-old wisdom to a brave new universe dominated by science.

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Book summaries from www.arbookfinder.com
Lexile information from fab.lexile.com

 

 

 

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