The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin


Hello, Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin! Congratulations on The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey! What do you want everyone to know about this AMAZING book?

Jason Chin: The Universe in You is an exploration of the microscopic world within us. Readers will learn about the tiny parts that we are made of: cells, molecules, atoms and even elementary particles, the smallest things known to science and the basic building blocks of everything in the universe.


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Hello, Neal Porter! What does it feel like when you open a Jason Chin book for the first time? 

Neal Porter: Opening a new book by Jason is like setting forth on a grand adventure. Your Place in the Universe took us from Mount Everest to distant galaxies to the very edge of space. 
The Universe in You explores the mysteries of the human body, from cellular structure to DNA to molecules, atoms, and elementary particles and back again. I look forward to inviting young readers along for the ride.—Neal Porter, Vice President and Publisher of Neal Porter 

Thank you, Jason and Neal!


Jason Chin is a celebrated author and illustrator of children’s books. He received the Caldecott Medal for Watercress, written by Andrea Wang, and his book Grand Canyon was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. His other acclaimed nonfiction titles—Coral Reefs, Redwoods, Gravity, and Island: A Story of the Galapagos—have received numerous starred reviews and other accolades. He is also the illustrator of Stephanie Parsley Ledyard’s debut title Pie Is for Sharing and Miranda Paul’s Water is Water and Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born, the latter, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. He lives in Vermont with his wife and children.


Look for The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey on October 18, 2022. Pre-order here.

Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin's companion book to the award-winning Your Place in the Universe explores the world of the very small, delving deep into the microscopic world just beneath our skin.

From Jason Chin, Caldecott Medalist for Watercress and Cook Prize winning author and illustrator of Your Place in the Universe comes The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey, a companion book about the very small, from the tiniest mammals to the intricate structures of microscopic organisms and subatomic particles that make up every human body. This deep dive into an unseen world explores the building blocks of all matter and life, demonstrating how much we have in common with everything around us.

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