At JMM, we are committed to inspiring action. Upstanders are people who see something they can improve and take actions to address it. We want our visitors (and ourselves) to become upstanders in our communities.

As part of Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit, we are collecting books of science fiction, space adventure, cosmic science, and more to donate to the Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Bookworms program.


Bookworms is a program where teams of volunteers go to local elementary schools and read to different classes, donate books to expand classroom libraries, and connect with students over the love of a good story.


Help inspire a student to explore space by donating a book (or two). To arrange a book drop off, contact Visitors Services Coordinator Talia at 443-873-5164 or

We have a few recommendations to get you started below! We will be regularly adding new recommendations to this list for the duration of the exhibit.

Bookworms Booklist

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ABCs of Space by Chris Ferrie and Julia Kregenow
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492671121

  • Pre-K – 2nd


I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

  • ISBN-13: 978-0064432801

  • Pre-K – 1st


Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney

  • ISBN-13: 978-0517885901

  • Pre-K – K


Our Stars by Anne Rockwell

  • ISBN-13: 978-0152163600

  • Pre-K – K


Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer

by Laura Gehl, Louise Pigott, and Alex Oxton

  • ISBN-13: 978-0807502969

  • 3rd -5th


Sadiq and the Desert Star by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar

  • ISBN-13: 978-1515845652

  • 2nd – 4th


Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

  • ISBN-13: 978-1534440302

  • 1st – 4th


The First Men Who Went to the Moon by Rhonda Gowler Greene

and Scott Brundage

  • ISBN-13: 978-1585364121

  • 2nd – 4th


All My Friends are Planets: The Story of Pluto

by Alisha Vimawala and Troy Nelson

  • ISBN-13: 978-1338250008

  • 2nd – 4th


The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond 

by Sarah Cruddas and Eileen Collins

  • ISBN-13: 978-1465481450

  • 4th – 5th


A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman

and Isabel Greenberg

  • ISBN-13: 978-0062455789

  • 2nd – 4th