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Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

Stone, Tanya Lee.

Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.

133 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.

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.

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ISBN:

978-0-7636-3611-1 (alk. paper)

ISBN:

978-0-7636-3611-1 (alk. paper)

LC Call No:

TL789.85.A1 S79 2008

Dewey Class No:

629.450092/273 B 22

Author:

Stone, Tanya Lee.

Title:

Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp].

Edition:

1st ed.

Publisher:

Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.

Physical:

133 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.

Notes:

"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"-Jacket.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-130) and index.

Summary:

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.

Subject:

Project Mercury (U.S.)--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration--History--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Project Mercury (U.S.)

Subject:

United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Subject:

Women astronauts--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Astronauts--United States--History--20th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Sex discrimination against women--United States--History--20th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Women astronauts.

Subject:

Astronauts.

Subject:

Sex discrimination against women.

Link:

Table of contents only

Link:

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/women_gallery/sitemap.htm

Link:

http://www.twu.edu/library/wasp/index.htm

Link:

http://www.sallyridescience.com

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