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Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream
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Published:
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
133 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763636111, 0763636118
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 7.1, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
980

Notes

General Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-130) and index.
Description
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
980L,Lexile
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APA Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

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

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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