Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

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Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?

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.”

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Author:

Sue Macy

Illustrator:

N/A

Publisher:

Aladdin

Recommended Ages:

8 - 12 years

Sally Ride

Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

"Macy’s comprehensive, admiring biography offers detail and perspective about Ride’s groundbreaking career and contributions."
-- School Library Journal

"A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut."
-- Kirkus

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