You and the Universe

Illustrated by Xin Li
Inspire kids to ask the big questions about Earth and the cosmos with this stunningly illustrated version of Professor Stephen Hawking's final message to humankind.

We are all time travelers journeying together into the future. But let us work together to make that future a place we want to visit.

Scientist and educator Stephen Hawking spent his life trying to unravel the mysteries of the universe. But, he still had many questions—and he wanted every reader, every child, to come together to help answer them: How can we save the planet? How can we learn to be there for one another?

Adapted from Professor Hawking’s posthumous 2020 Earth Day message, You and the Universe is his first picture book and is a tribute to the littlest citizens of Earth, highlighting the power of coming together and creating a better tomorrow.
Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include My Brief History, the classic A Brief History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, and, with Leonard Mlodinow, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking died in 2018. View titles by Stephen Hawking
LUCY HAWKING is a bestselling children’s author and educator. She coauthored the acclaimed seven-book George’s Secret Key science adventure series for young readers with her father. Her latest series, Princess Olivia Investigates…, shares climate science through character-led adventure storytelling. Lucy’s many other science education projects include space-themed books for use in elementary schools, podcasts, and a virtual-reality experience about autism. Lucy lives in London with her family. View titles by Lucy Hawking
XIN LI is an illustrator and picture-book creator. She grew up in China and currently lives in Norway. She studied design and worked for software companies for more than a decade. After having her daughter, Xin realized that her true passion lies in creating art and telling stories. View titles by Xin Li

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Inspire kids to ask the big questions about Earth and the cosmos with this stunningly illustrated version of Professor Stephen Hawking's final message to humankind.

We are all time travelers journeying together into the future. But let us work together to make that future a place we want to visit.

Scientist and educator Stephen Hawking spent his life trying to unravel the mysteries of the universe. But, he still had many questions—and he wanted every reader, every child, to come together to help answer them: How can we save the planet? How can we learn to be there for one another?

Adapted from Professor Hawking’s posthumous 2020 Earth Day message, You and the Universe is his first picture book and is a tribute to the littlest citizens of Earth, highlighting the power of coming together and creating a better tomorrow.

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Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include My Brief History, the classic A Brief History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, and, with Leonard Mlodinow, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking died in 2018. View titles by Stephen Hawking
LUCY HAWKING is a bestselling children’s author and educator. She coauthored the acclaimed seven-book George’s Secret Key science adventure series for young readers with her father. Her latest series, Princess Olivia Investigates…, shares climate science through character-led adventure storytelling. Lucy’s many other science education projects include space-themed books for use in elementary schools, podcasts, and a virtual-reality experience about autism. Lucy lives in London with her family. View titles by Lucy Hawking
XIN LI is an illustrator and picture-book creator. She grew up in China and currently lives in Norway. She studied design and worked for software companies for more than a decade. After having her daughter, Xin realized that her true passion lies in creating art and telling stories. View titles by Xin Li

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