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Sally Ride : a photobiography of America's pioneering woman in space

by O'Shaughnessy, Tam E.,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
Available (10)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Biographies j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j TL789.85.R53 O84 2015
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 629.45 O'SH
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 629.45 O'SH
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Biography J 92 RID
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juv Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 RID
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B RIDE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Biography
 
Call Number  J B RIDE
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 92 RID
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 92 RID
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 RIDE Sally
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  Juv 92 RIDE Sally
 
 
Summary

Selected for the 2016 National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Books List

Years before millions of Americans tuned in to watch her historic space flight aboard the Challenger in 1983, Sally Ride stayed up late to watch Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the moon. The next morning, she woke up to win her first round singles match at a national junior tennis tournament.

Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman Astronaut, is an intimate journey from her formative years to her final moments. Before she was an astronaut, Sally was a competitive tennis player who excelled at the game to such an extent that Billie Jean King told her she could play on the pro circuit. Before she earned a Ph.D. in physics, she was called an underachiever by her high school classmates. After her first historic space flight-she took a second in 1984-Sally continued to break ground as an inspirational advocate for space exploration, public policy, and science education, who fought gender stereotypes and opened doors for girls and women in all fields during the second half of the twentieth century.

This vivid photobiography, written by Sally's life, writing, and business partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, offers an intimate and revealing glimpse into the life and mind of the famously private, book-loving, tennis-playing physicist who made history.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There are plenty of biographies of Sally Ride, but few have as much insider knowledge as this one, written by Ride's partner, who was present for many of the pivotal moments in the astronaut's life. Each glossy page is plastered with photos and memorabilia, and her tone is conversational and intimate, as if sharing a beloved family story. O'Shaughnessy begins with Ride's childhood interest in science and tennis, before moving on to her study of physics and groundbreaking career at NASA. She speaks of Ride's homosexuality frankly, if a little abruptly, and writes pointedly about her frustration with gender inequality. She also emphasizes Ride's love of learning sometimes her grades weren't stellar (readers even get a peek at her report cards), but she didn't let that get in the way of pursuing her dream of space travel. Ride was notoriously private, and this glimpse into her life and background will be both eye-opening and inspiring for many young readers. The irresistible photos and appealing page layouts make it an especially good pick for reluctant readers.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ride, Sally -- Juvenile literature.
Ride, Sally.
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts.
Women -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 153 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781596439948
1596439947
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