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Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space - eBook
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space - eBook
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space - eBook
9781427194732 | In Stock
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 from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space. At the time of the Challenger disaster in 1986, Sally was training for her next flight, but when it was postponed, she became one of the investigators of the accident. Since then, she has written several books introducing young readers to the subject of space exploration and encouraging them to study the sciences.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: W
Binding: Electronic book text
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Author(s): Tom Riddolls

Size: 7 ¼″× 9 ¼″
No. of Pages: 112
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 8.7
Dewey: 629.45009
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2010

Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space

“...This classroom support text situates Ride's accomplishment in the social and political context that marks her particular mission as significant in terms of women's equal access to careers in the field of science...Throughout the book, the language moves from direct to descriptive at an appropriate pace, keeping the reader engaged while covering a lot of material. Highly recommended.” —CM Magazine, 02/11