Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica

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Henry Holt & Company
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca E. F. Barone holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University along with multiple graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. Her technical projects include injury analysis for the National Football League, and her short-form STEM writing has been published in the award-winning Muse magazine. She is passionate about serving and mentoring underrepresented populations in STEM and has continued to mentor in the kidlit arena with her participation in the #kidsneedmentors program. She enjoys rock climbing, marathon running, and creating amazing (sometimes tasty!) messes with her husband, son, and daughter.


FOUR starred reviews, The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books 2021 Blue Ribbons List selection, Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth, National Science Teachers Association with Children's Book Council 2022 Best STEM Books, and ALSC Summer Reading Pick

"Riveting! I raced to the end of this book!" --Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee

"A nail-biting tale of adventure, tragedy, and superhuman determination--and also a luminous example of how our present lives are shaped by our immeasurably deep connection to our past." --Elizabeth Wein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity

"A huge treat for adventure story fans--not one, but two incredible races across the fearsome and fascinating Antarctic!" --Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling author of Bomb and Undefeated

"Race to the Bottom of the Earth is absorbing, compelling, and truly touching. Because of Barone's attention to detail, I felt the explorers' cold, hunger, fear, despair, motivation, and elation. Kids will love this book!" --Deborah Heiligman, author of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award-winning Vincent and Theo

* "A riveting tribute to epic tests of men against the elements." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Readers will be caught up in the real-time action sequences and should end up rooting for everybody as these determined individuals face unimaginable physical and mental hardships." --Booklist, starred review

"Exemplary organization . . . keeps the narratives gliding effortlessly." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB), starred review

* "A compelling narrative focused on science and technology, embedded in a cluster of thrilling adventure stories . . . Highly -recommended." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A captivating juxtaposition of two momentous Antarctic races." --Publishers Weekly