Leland Melvin's STEAM Team Book 1 (Hardcover)

Leland Melvin's STEAM Team Book 1 By Leland Melvin, Joe Caramagna, Alison Acton (Illustrator) Cover Image
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When a team of brilliant kids-turned-astronauts find themselves in serious trouble in outer space, they must work together to get back home in this incredible middle-grade graphic novel created by real life astronaut, Leland Melvin! Launch into action in T-Minus 3, 2, 1…

When Tia Valor takes a test on a whim for an exclusive NASA program for middle schoolers, she never thought she’d pass. After all, she never really fit in at school. In fact, she’s been skipping school most days to work at her brother’s auto shop instead. But Leland Melvin, a famed astronaut, sees potential in Tia, and before she knows it, she’s part of a team of other talented kids training to launch to an advanced space station orbiting the earth. But the perils of space are unpredictable and Tia finds herself with only half her crew and no adults around to help. Now she must rely on her instincts and the quick thinking of her fellow kid astronauts to save the space station and their lives!

Created by real-life astronaut Leland Melvin, Eisner-Award nominated comic creator Joe Caramagna, and brought to brilliant life by Alison Acton, STEAM TEAM is a space adventure like no other.

About the Author

Leland Melvin is an engineer, educator, author, former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on mission STS-122 (2008) and STS-129 (2009), helping to construct the International Space Station. He led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEAM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s 5-year STEM education plan. After 24 years with NASA as a researcher, astronaut and Senior Executive Service leader, he shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.

Joe Caramagna is a veteran writer of comic books, middle grade novels and graphic novels, and more! His notable works include Disney’s Duck Tales and Disney’s Frozen among other books by Disney Comics, Aru Shah & The End of Time graphic novel adaptation by Disney Hyperion, and many, many Marvel super hero stories starring Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. He lives in NJ with his wife and three children, and loves American history, New Jersey Devils hockey and donuts. Lots of donuts.

Alison Acton is one half of Studio Dooomcat, comic and concept artists from Ottawa, Canada. Her background is traditional animation and she currently works from home as an illustrator and apparel designer. She has 3 small boys, including 5 year old identical twins, and thus spends most of her days hiding in the office hoping for quiet, and stepping on Legos.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250782779
ISBN-10: 1250782775
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: February 4th, 2025
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Leland Melvin's STEAM Team