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Planet Earth Is BlueAws closer Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential and for the first time she is making friends without Bridget But every day she's counting down to the launch and to the moment when she'll see Bridget again Because Bridget said No matter what I'll be there I promi. Planet Earth is Blue was an enlightening and touching story about Nova a non verbal girl who has just entered a new foster home and is about to start a new school She has been parted from her older sister and misses her very much This is a historical story as Nova is counting down to the launch of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 The story alternates between third person chapters and first person letters that Nova has written her sister Nova mentions in the story that the letters mostly look like scribbles to everyone else but that she knows the words she has written I enjoyed this story and reading about the experiences of a child with an intellectual disability seeing the world through her eyes This is a powerful story about loss and trauma The author did a wonderful job of getting into the head of a child with autism The tragic reality of watching the Challenger launch on television triggers a repressed memory for Nova which brings out the sad yet hopeful ending I recommended this book for teachers and staff especially those who work with children who have autism or other intellectual disabilities

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Planet Earth Is Blue Read ↠ 102 · Twelve year old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger it's the first time a teacher is going into space and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms Nova and her big sister Bridget share a love of astronomy and the space program They planned to watch theTwelve year old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger it's the first time a teacher is going into space and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms Nova and her big sister Bridget share a love of astronomy and the space program. I remember when the Challenger exploded It is one of those things that you don't forget just as earlier generations remember when John F Kennedy was assassinated or when Pearl Harbor was bombed It etches into your mind So going into this book with Nova getting all excited about the Challenger launch you know there is going to be disappointment You know it is going to be sad You know it will be horrible when it happensAnd it would be great if we could protect Nova from this horrible event but you can'tThe book is written in two voices One is a third person version and then there are the letters she writers to her sister telling her what is going on in her life Nova and Bridget are in foster care and keep getting moved around but they always have each other and Bridget has promised to watch the Challenger launch with Nova This book made me cry which is actually a good thing This book also made me care Nova has autism and in the 1980s it was less understood and because she is non verbal they think that she doesn't understand that she is mentally challenge or as they would say retardedThe author has aspbergers a form of autism so knows how it feels She knows how Nova feels and she understands how hard it is when the world is too noisy and you don't want to be touchedWonderful book I love the foster parents who care so much about her I love how Nova likes to play with toys and make up stories and I love how she loves outer spaceHighly recommended We all need to know how others feel even if they are nonverbalThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review

Nicole Panteleakos ✓ 2 Review

They planned to watch the launch together But Bridget has disappeared and Nova is in a new foster home While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is and all that she can't express As the liftoff dr. The problem with this book is once you pick it up you can't put it down The heroine Nova is an autistic girl trapped in a non verbal world and yet she is elouent Her gestures her emotions and her thoughts conveyed in occasional first person letters to her sister are both uniue yet universal as is this book Filled with heart and hope this debut novel is one you'll remember long after turning the last page Highly recommended