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She Persisted: Sally Ride

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Inspiring biography of a groundbreaking female astronaut.

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Artfully showcasing the dreams this American icon achieved through hard work, this inspiring biography celebrates both grit and gratitude while calling out the rampant sexism Sally Ride faced. It would be easy to take a negative tone when covering the many inequalities in Sally Ride: She Persisted, but the authors spin it into a positive, acknowledging the hardships but focusing on her tenacity and dedication. There's a lot of space program history here, and some great information about Ride's post-astronaut life and work. Readers can see their connection to her in the science projects they do and in an outer space that still calls to so many minds, young and old.

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