Earth to Readers


My friend, Barbara Kerley, has written a novel which asks an interesting question: What does it mean to be human?

In Barb’s story, it’s 1977, and Theo and his class are creating a golden record inspired by the one Voyager 2 will carry into space as a greeting from Earth. Theo’s teacher asks the class to share – in one picture and one minute – what is most important about Earth. “What would someone from another planet need to know to understand us?” But as Theo searches for an original answer to his teacher’s question, other questions begin to surface: What happened to his father in Vietnam? And why has his mother been keeping secrets all these years?

If you’re looking for a good book for a 9-12 year old, check out Greetings From Planet Earth. Amazon is offering it for only $8.30 for a hardback book – that’s out of this world! (price subject to change)


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