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The Resource Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]

Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]

Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
Title
Almost astronauts
Title remainder
13 women who dared to dream
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age
Summary
Presents the story of the thirteen women connected with NASA's Mercury 13 space mission, who braved prejudice and jealousy to make their mark and open the door for the female pilots and space commanders that would soon follow
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2010.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2010.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
Awards note
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2010.
  • Orbis Pictus Honor, 2010.
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
  • Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2010.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304112
Cataloging source
FN4
Dewey number
629.450092/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
980
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 6-8
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.1
  • 8.3
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True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
juvenile
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13 women who dared to dream
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B81F4F82-E9A7-40F4-AB02-550FBC2CF2B6
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
T minus thirty-eight years -- I jumped at the offer -- Not a meaningful test! -- Mommy's going to the moon! -- Too good to be true -- Regret to advise -- Let's stop this now! -- Jerrie Cobb isn't running this program. I am! -- The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes -- NASA never had any intention of putting those women in space -- We want to see a woman driving the bus, not sitting in the back -- I am living proof that dreams do come true
Control code
ocn759840339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (133 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763656096
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B81F4F82-E9A7-40F4-AB02-550FBC2CF2B6
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B81F4F82-E9A7-40F4-AB02-550FBC2CF2B6
Publication
Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
T minus thirty-eight years -- I jumped at the offer -- Not a meaningful test! -- Mommy's going to the moon! -- Too good to be true -- Regret to advise -- Let's stop this now! -- Jerrie Cobb isn't running this program. I am! -- The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes -- NASA never had any intention of putting those women in space -- We want to see a woman driving the bus, not sitting in the back -- I am living proof that dreams do come true
Control code
ocn759840339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (133 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763656096
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B81F4F82-E9A7-40F4-AB02-550FBC2CF2B6

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