Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier

By: Jim Ottaviani

Illustrator: Maris Wicks

America may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. Meanwhile, in the United States, NASA’s first female astronauts were racing toward milestones of their own. These trail-blazing women were admitted into Group 9, NASA’s first mixedgender class. They had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman’s place is in space. But once they’d been admitted into the training program, they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for all humans.

In Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleve, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.

Author’s note. References and bibliography. Development sketches. Full-color photographs and illustrations penciled digitally, inked with pen, and then colored digitally.

ISBN: 9781626728776

JLG Release: Apr 2020


Sensitive Areas: Racism, Sexism
Topics: Women astronauts , History of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) , Space exploration , Technology

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Book Details

ISBN

9781626728776

First Release

April 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

629.45

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 6"

Page Count

176

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N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

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N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

First Second

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Racism, Sexism

Topics

Women astronauts, History of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Space exploration, Technology,

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