‘The Darkest Dark’ is a picture book about overcoming obstacles, and believing that you can become anything you want to be. Based upon astronaut Chris Hadfield’s actual childhood, he always dreamed of becoming an astronaut. As a child, he was terribly afraid of the dark. How could he become an astronaut and go to space if he was afraid of the dark? However, after watching the first moon landing, he gained the courage to overcome his fear, and ended up becoming an astronaut.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Hadfield at a book signing in Chapters, Ottawa, ON. He was extremely kind and appreciated mine and my friend's efforts to use his book in our lesson plans.