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The Resource Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone

Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone

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
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
Awards note
  • Sibert Medal, 2010.
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award finalist, 2010.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation coverage
  • 2/15/2009
  • 3/1/2009
  • 3/2009
  • 1/1/2009
  • 5/4/2009
  • 3/2009
  • 2/2009
Citation source
  • Booklist,
  • ForeWord Magazine,
  • Horn Book Magazine,
  • Kirkus Review,
  • Publisher's Weekly,
  • School Library Journal,
  • Voice of Youth Advocate,
Dewey number
629.450092/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 7.1
  • 7-10
  • 980
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 6-8
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
S79 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.1
  • 8.3
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"-Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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!" -- "It was 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."
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780763645021
Lccn
2008017487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn225846987
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone
Link
Publication
Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"-Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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!" -- "It was 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."
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780763645021
Lccn
2008017487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn225846987

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