Sunday, March 22, 2009

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone, Foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp
Profiles thirteen women who challenged social norms and government policies to prove they could be exceptional astronauts.

2 comments:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...great insight into how deeply ingrained sexism was in American society and its institutions. Handsomely illustrated with photographs, this empowering, impassioned story will leave readers inspired.

John Peters/School Library Journal said...

...this passionately written account of a classic but little-known challenge to established gender prejudices also introduces readers to a select group of courageous, independent women.