Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!  On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the Earth.  The UN declaration also acknowledges Valentina Tereshkova (first woman to orbit the Earth on June 16, 1963) and Neil Armstrong (first human on the moon on July 20, 1969).

The story of space flight, from Wernher von Vraun to the International Space Station, is an amazing one.  SJPL has a wealth of books, movies, and documentaries to explore about this subject you should check out!  

Space also makes for a great setting for your own stories!  For example...a graphic novel!  Did you know our Graphic Novel Contest is going to take place this summer?!  Check out the Graphic Novel Webpage for new information!

Kid's Graphic Novels

Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, book cover
Snoopy a Beagle of Mars, book cover
CatStronauts Space Station Situation, book cover
Zero Gravity, book cover
Who Was the First Man on the Moon?, book cover
Once Upon a Space-time!, book cover
Castle in the Stars the Space Race of 1869, book cover
Albert II the 1st Monkey in Space, book cover
Laika the 1st Dog in Space, book cover
Mr. Corbett Is in Orbit!, book cover
Rocket to the Moon!, book cover

Teen and Adult Graphic Novels

The Seventh Voyage, book cover
Dr. Stone Reboot : Byakuya, book cover
Sentient, book cover
T-minus the Race to the Moon, book cover
Laika, book cover
The Last Space Race. Volume 1, Pale Blue Dot, book cover