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To the Stars! The First American Woman in Space

To the Stars! The First American Woman in Space

by Carmella Van Vleet & Dr. Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan wanted to go everywhere. She loved blueprints and maps. She loved languages and the ocean. She didn’t like the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She wanted to explore and do exciting things that girls weren’t supposed to be able to do. Only men had the exciting jobs.

Kathy liked fishing and swimming; flying planes and studying science. That’s what she liked and that’s what she decided to do with her life. She followed her heart and eventually became a NASA astronaut and the first woman to walk in space. Kathy wanted to see the whole world and so she did: from space!


Ages: 5-8
Illustrated by: Nicole Wong
ISBN: 9781580896443
Price: $16.95
Published by: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.

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