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Dean Robbins

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Dean Robbins is the award-winning author of the nonfiction children’s picture books Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Scholastic); Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote (Knopf); Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing (Knopf); and The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean (Scholastic). His books have been featured on National Public Radio; praised in The New York Times, USA Today, Smithsonian, and other publications; received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews; and chosen for best-of-the-year honors by Smithsonian, Space.com, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, and the Children’s Book Council, among others. Two Friends was adapted as a short film by Weston Woods Studios, with narration by Dion Graham of The Wire. Robbins is also a veteran journalist and has interviewed the subjects of his children’s books, including Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean and NASA’s pioneering computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.


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