Provides the story of the thirteen women connected with NASA’s Mercury 13 space mission, who braved prejudice and jealousy to make their mark and open the door for the female pilots and space commanders that would soon follow.
Summer is over and excitement builds as students prepare to start learning again after a long break. To ease them into the new year, bring out a collection of books that blend fiction with nonfiction. These are books that tell a story — or offer a poem — while simultaneously teaching a concept about science or nature. Add them to your science bookshelf, or read them aloud for entertainment!