Sally Ride : life on a mission

Book
Published 2014
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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, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and 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.""-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9781442488557
9781442488540
Description:
160 pages : illustrations, portraits.
Target Audience Note:
Age 8-12.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN:
2014016685
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