Messages on the Moon
As people around the world celebrated man's first steps on the moon, the astronauts of NASA's Apollo 11 mission placed a silicon disc containing messages of goodwill from 73 different countries near their landing site on the Sea of Tranquility. Inscribed with the words, “From Planet Earth – July 1969,” the disc signified the first time humanity joined together in celebration. Messages on the Moon, a non-fiction picture book by Jill Friestad-Tate, illuminates the true story behind a little-known object that united the world in peace and hope.
Jill Friestad-Tate is the author of Priscilla’s Perfect Tea Party, Messages on the Moon, a poetry collection, and a business textbook. She is a college professor who loves lists and writing about little-known history and science facts. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jill loves to travel, spend time with her family, laugh, and pretend everything in her life is organized. You can learn more about Jill by visiting her website, www.friestadtate.wixsite.com.