You may be looking for new ways to entertain your kids at home. There are a wealth of online resources you can access. NASA Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel Nicole A. Mann will be joining Hullabaloo Book Co + Chronicle Books for “Reading with Role Models,” a free virtual story time featuring everyday heroes. 

NASA Astronaut LtCol Nicole A. Mann

NASA Astronaut LtCol Nicole A. Mann will read Most Marshmallows. Listeners will also have the chance to hear her talk about her amazing experiences as an astronaut. Mann is a graduate of the Naval Academy and Stanford and a Marine F-18 operational and test pilot, She is the only female in the upcoming first crewed flight of the Starliner spacecraft.

NASA Astronaut LtCol Nicole A. Mann

This episode of “Reading with Role Models” will air next Thurs., Apr 30 at 3 p.m ET/12,p.m. PT and will only be available to watch for 72 hours (per NASA).

LtCol Mann’s episode of “Reading with Role Models” is an exciting addition to the “Reading with Role Models” lineup that includes an ER Doctor, a biologist, sheriffs, firefighters, a young environmentalist, a Tony-nominated Broadway performer and many more. Previous installments can be found at The Hullaballo Book Company’s YouTube Page

Those interested in attending this free virtual event can sign up at

A new installment of Reading with Role Models is available every Tues. and Thurs. at 3 p.m. ET on the website and Instagram. Videos will be uploaded to YouTube within a couple of days.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: The Hullabaloo Book Compnay


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