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Breaking Through the Clouds: The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson by Sandra Nickel and Helena Perez Garcia

Hello, Sandra Nickel! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read.! Thank you for stopping by to debut Breaking Through the Clouds: The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson ’s wonderful book trailer. What are three things you would like everyone to know about Joanne Simpson before pressing PLAY? Sandra Nickel:  Hi Mr. Schu! I’m excited to be here. Thank you for inviting me! Three things about Joanne Simpson? She was America’s—in fact, the world’s—first female meteorologist. She was fascinated by clouds and sparked an entire branch of science. It’s because of her that scientists create cloud models and give us predictions like partly cloudy skies this morning, expect blue skies this afternoon. What ran through your heart the first time you saw Helena Perez Garcia’s finished illustrations for Breaking Through the Clouds ? Sandra Nickel:  The colors! The colors! The colors! Helena wanted them to be bold and vibrant to reflect Joanne’s spirit, and she pulled it off with magnificent

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