Guion Bluford : a space biography

by Jeffrey, Laura S.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Children's People and Culture JUV BIO BLU
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Children's People and Culture
Call Number  JUV BIO BLU
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Biography J 92 BLU
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Biography
Call Number  J 92 BLU
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Biography J 92 BLUFORD BIOGRAPHY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Guion Bluford was the first African American to travel into space. This book details the life of Bluford, his astronaut training and historic spaceflight. From the time he was a young boy growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Guion Bluford had a love of flying. As a mission specialist, he made four different spaceflights on the space shuttle.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. From the Countdown to Space series, these concise biographies describe the lives and accomplishments of two American astronauts: their childhood interests and education; the qualities that made them valuable as astronauts; their NASA training, their mission experiences, and their activities after retiring from the program. Bluford introduces Guion Bluford, the first African American to travel in space, aboard the shuttle Challenger in 1983. Jemison tells the story of Mae Jemison, who became the first African American woman in space when she flew aboard the Endeavor in September 1992. Each book includes a chronology, chapter notes, a glossary, and a bibliography. Young people interested in the space program will find the texts readable and interesting, though rather short. Many colorful photographs illustrate the books. Check this issue's Series Roundup for others volumes in the series. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Countdown to space.
Subjects Bluford, Guion Stewart, -- 1942- -- Juvenile literature.
Bluford, Guion Stewart, -- 1942-
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American astronauts -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography.
Publisher Springfield, NJ :Enslow Publishers,1998
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 0894909770
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