Live Stream: Abigail Harrison Launches Dream Big! in conversation with Scott Kelly

We were thrilled to celebrate the launch of Dream Big! How to Reach for Your Stars with Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, author of Goodnight Astronaut, on January 21st!

Order Dream Big from Malaprop's by January 31, 2021 to receive a bookplate signed by Abigail Harrison! Use the order comments to request personalization.

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From Astronaut Abby, the dynamic founder of The Mars Generation, comes a book about dreaming big, reaching for the stars, and making a plan for success!

From the age of four, Abigail Harrison knew she wanted to go to space. At age eleven, she sat down and wrote out a plan--not just for how to become an astronaut, but how to be the first astronaut to set foot on Mars. With a degree in biology, internships at NASA, and a national organization founded to help kids reach for the stars themselves, Astronaut Abby is well on her way to achieving her dreams--and she wants to help others do the same!

In this book, readers will find helpful advice and practical tips that can help set them on the path toward finding, reaching for, and achieving their goals. With examples from Abby's own life, interactive activities to get readers going, and plenty of fun illustrations along the way, this is the perfect guide for anyone--of any age--with big dreams and plenty of determination. It's time to reach for the stars!

Praise for Dream Big!:

"With friendly encouragement . . . the content and approach are general enough to appeal both to STEM-oriented fans of the author as well as those whose interests lie in other areas . . . Fun and helpful." --Kirkus Reviews

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison ( is an aspiring astronaut and the co-founder of the international nonprofit organization The Mars Generation. After graduating with a degree in biology from Wellesley College, Harrison now works as a research biologist in the Jackson Lab at Harvard Medical School, studying immunology and inflammation of disease and non-disease states through advanced genetic methods. A rising star in her field, Harrison has interned at a NASA-funded astrobiology lab, and has been featured in TIMEForbes, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Glamour, Teen Vogue, the BBC, USA Today, CNN, and more. Abby believes that no one is ever too young to pursue their dreams--she herself is living proof of that notion--and she's determined to help as many young people as possible start reaching for their very own stars. All proceeds earned by Abby from the sale of this book will be donated to The Mars Generation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Abby is from Minneapolis. Follow her on Twitter @AstronautAbby, on Facebook at, and on Instagram @AstronautAbbyOfficial.

Scott Kelly is a NASA astronaut best known for spending a record-breaking year in space. He is a former US Navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and veteran of four spaceflights. Kelly commanded the space shuttle Endeavour in 2007 and twice commanded the International Space Station. He lives in Houston, Texas. You can follow him on Facebook at NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, and on Instagram and Twitter at @StationCDRKelly. Visit him at

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Dream Big!: How to Reach for Your Stars By Abigail Harrison Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593116753
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Philomel Books - January 19th, 2021

Goodnight, Astronaut By Scott Kelly, Izzy Burton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Kelly, Izzy Burton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524764289
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

SKU: x672389

SKU: x10398
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