Sally Ride

Sally Ride

America's First Woman in Space

Large Print - 2014 | Large print ed.
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"Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. After leaving NASA, she cofounded a successful company promoting science literacy and education for children, especially girls. This is a rich biography of a woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America"--Back cover.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410471093
Branch Call Number: LT B RIDE
Characteristics: 667 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.


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Becoming the first woman in space, Sally Ride had her work cut out for her breaking into the predominantly male club at NASA. Here, Lynn Sherr delves into Ride's space flights, her efforts to empower girls, and her usually guarded personal life.

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Jan 21, 2015

Sally Ride broke down a lot of barriers for a lot of people. Who cares if she was lesbian?

Dec 04, 2014

This was a very well written book about the FIRST woman in space - loved it!!

ChristchurchLib Aug 18, 2014

"Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, competed successfully in the male-dominated profession of physics and became an inspiration to girls who dreamed of science careers. Journalist Lynn Sherr, drawing on materials provided by Ride's family and friends as well as official records and Sherr's own friendship with Ride, offers a moving and sensitive portrait of this pioneer who guarded her private life -- her long-term lesbian relationship only became known through her obituary. Publishers Weekly praises Sally Ride as a "window into one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century." Biography and Memoir August 2014 newsletter

Jul 10, 2014

Excellent book. Easy to read. Interesting period in history. What an amazing woman. I relived the 70's and 80's. She made huge contributions even after her first flight helping to uncover what happened to the Challenger. She was an excellent educator and her website and books are still great for teachers.


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Oct 01, 2016

Grew up in California biking riding horses etc. Not a typical childhood.


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