Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

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Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.


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133 pages : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
9780763636111 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0763636118 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780763645021 (pbk.), 0763645028 (pbk.)
Reading Level
Level 7.1, 4 Points
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"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-130) and index.
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.
Target Audience
5-9,Perma-Bound Books.
Target Audience
7.1,Perma-Bound Books.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG,7.1,4.0,129067.
Robert F. Sibert Medal, 2010
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist, 2010

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stone, T. L. (2009). Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream . Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stone, Tanya Lee. 2009. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Candlewick Press, 2009.

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