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The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin

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In Your Place in the Universe, Jason Chin zoomed outward, from our planet, solar system, and galaxy to the outer reaches of the observable universe. Now, Chin reverses course, zooming in past our skin to our cells, molecules, and atoms, all the way down to particles so small we can't yet even measure them.

Like its companion, The Universe in You is a mind-boggling adventure that makes complex science accessible and enjoyable to readers of any age.

Impeccably researched, wholly engrossing, and with extensive backmatter for additional learning, The Universe in You is another knockout from the award-winning creator of Redwoods, Grand Canyon, and other distinguished works of nonfiction for young readers.


  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2022 
  • A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
  • A Kirkkus Reviews Best Books of 2022 (Youth)


  • The Universe in You: A Microscopic Adventure
  • Written and Illustrated by Jason Chin
  • Published by Neal Porter Books, December 13, 2022.
  • Ages 8 to 12 years
  • 0.5" H x 10.1" L x 10.2" W (1.0 lbs) 40 pages
  • Hardcover


Giving the biggest impact to these tiniest bits are full-page watercolor-and-gouache illustrations in fine detail, with an illustrator's note explaining methods for depicting and coloring particles too miniscule for humans to visualize. . . . stunning visuals. . . ."

--Booklist, Starred Review


"Explained clearly and portrayed with dazzling precision. Ending lines weave scientific revelation into a message of profound inspiration. . . ."

--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


 "Whether in the writing or page after page of cascading spreads drawing the eye in, science and poetry create a flawless blend of information, delivered with grace and confidence. . . . This book is a proper revelation, putting the 'you' in universe and giving children a way to grasp the infinity of the world and every particle of the planet. Exquisite."

--School Library Journal, Starred Review


 "The art's evocative detailing and dynamic compositions create vivid impressions of realism and movement that will carry viewers down to the point where size and location lose their meanings and then back around to the wide-eyed young observer. Another fantastic voyage from an accomplished author/illustrator, creatively presented."

--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review