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Sally Ride : life on a mission

by Macy, Sue,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
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CLP - Beechview Children's Biographies j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 M33 2014
 
 
Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA MACY
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92R RIDE Mac
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B RIDE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Biography
 
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Springdale Free Public Library Young Adult Nonfiction YA 92 RIDE
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Nonfiction
 
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Summary
Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space--she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big.

Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, and the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math. Posthumously, she was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

From Sally Ride's youth to her many groundbreaking achievements in space and beyond, Sue Macy's riveting biography tells the story of not only a pioneering astronaut, but a leader and explorer whose life, as President Barack Obama said, "demonstrates that the sky is no limit for those who dream of reaching for the stars."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sally Ride thought that she might become a tennis professional, and while in college she was torn between English literature and science. It wasn't until she was close to finishing her PhD in physics when she saw an ad in the Stanford Daily asking for applicants to the NASA program that she really figured out what she wanted to do with her life. Up until 1977, she wouldn't have been considered, but now women were being recruited. Macy introduces the history of the space program and the first women pioneers who tried to break into it, and she offers a detailed look at Ride's long and storied career, with special emphasis on her flights and her role in discovering what caused the horrific accident that killed everyone aboard the last Challenger flight. Ride's work with children and young adults after her retirement from NASA is also highlighted. Photos, insets with further information, and extensive back matter round out the treatment. This offering will be welcomed by both students and those simply looking for a good read.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Drawing from a broad selection of books, periodicals, and interviews, Macy (Wheels of Change) fuses a biography of the first American woman in space with a chronicle of NASA's space shuttle program during Ride's career. The author provides a balanced portrait of Ride's personal and professional lives, depicting her as a reserved, private, intelligent, and competitive young woman whose diverse interests led to degrees in both physics and English at Stanford. Though various media have documented Ride's missions on Challenger, Macy also underscores her tenacity in a profession that had historically discriminated against women, as well as her passionate advocacy for educating children about space exploration and encouraging them-especially girls-to pursue careers in science. Readers whose interests lean in those directions will appreciate the thorough, at times technical, explorations of the history, operations, triumphs, and tragedies of NASA's space shuttle program. Photos of and quotations from Ride (who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012) and from those who knew her help bring her personality into sharp focus. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Real-life story.
Subjects Ride, Sally -- Juvenile literature.
Ride, Sally.
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Audience Age 8-12.
Language English
Description 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-144) and index.
ISBN 9781442488540 (hardback)
1442488549 (hardback)
9781442488557
1442488557
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