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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to DreamIn the early 1960s, the doctor in charge of testing NASA's astronauts decided to find out if female pilots were capable of passing the grueling qualification tests required of male pilots. Feasible? Yes. Allowed? No. All testing of women's potential for the Mercury program was done outside NASA's purview and without their permission. The reasons why will stun readers.
- Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2010
- ISBN: 9780763636111
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black ParatroopersThe disappointment and heartache of these heroes is skillfully communicated with J.D. Jackson's authentic and culturally-sensitive narration.
- Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults 2014
- ISBN: 9781491581247
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers
The disappointment and heartache of these heroes is skillfully communicated with J.D. Jackson's authentic and culturally-sensitive narration.
Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a TimeWorldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school. But one girl with courage is a revolution. Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth—early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty—and shows how removing these barriers means not only a better life for girls, but safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities.
- Amelia Bloomer List - Young Adult Nonfiction 2018
- ISBN: 9780553511468
The Good, the Bad and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on UsStone provides a thoughtful, readable history of Barbie, from her introduction in 1959 up to the present.
- Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2011
- ISBN: 9780670011872