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Sally Ride : the first American woman in space

by Riddolls, Tom.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B RIDE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Biography
 
Call Number  J B RIDE
 
 
Summary
Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her. Since then, she has written several books introducing young readers to the subject of space exploration and encouraging them to study the sciences.
Contents
The first up there
Before the stars
Women in space
Living and working in space
73 seconds that changed everything
Science is for girls
Chronology
Glossary.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Blazing trails in such disparate worlds as major-league baseball and high fashion, the individuals profiled in the Crabtree Groundbreakers Biographies series will interest a broad audience of young researchers. Each volume follows its subject from childhood through adult achievements, including each individual's activities today. Sally Ride details the growth and impact of Sally Ride Science, an education program the astronaut started to encourage girls to enter science fields. The titles' drab formats, featuring merely serviceable black-and-white photos, are balanced by numerous direct quotes from the subjects and interesting sidebars on well-chosen subjects that add historical and cultural context to the biographies. A glossary, chronology, and suggestions for further reading, online and on the page, conclude each volume in this sturdy series.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Crabtree groundbreaker biographies.
Subjects Ride, Sally -- Juvenile literature.
Ride, Sally.
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography.
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women astronauts.
Astronauts.
Women physicists.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher St. Catharines, Ont. ; New York, N.Y. :Crabtree Pub. Co.,2011
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 108) and index.
ISBN 9780778725503 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778725502 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780778725411 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
0778725413 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
9781451701845 (Paw prints)
1451701845 (Paw prints)
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