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Chasing Space Young Reader's Edition

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Stellar memoir of an elite athlete and astronaut's journey.

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Leland Melvin's determination, courage, perseverance, and adaptability all shine through in this inspiring account of a remarkable career. Throughout Chasing Space, he constantly makes sure to point out all the opportunities and second chances given to him by various people and institutions that believed in him, stressing the importance of having a positive attitude and always showing your willingness to learn and grow.

With a straightforward writing style featuring fascinating insights into the realities of space travel and a larger-than-life story that needs no embellishment, Melvin passes on his wisdom to future generations "to spread the word about possibilities and connections, lighting the path for journeys humanity has yet to take." Any young aspiring astronaut or budding engineer should read this book for an inside look at the arc of a career in science at the highest level.

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