We Dream of Space

Book review by Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Captivating tale of family, friendship, Challenger tragedy.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 11+

Excellent book! May want to pre-read or plan to discuss diet/weight commentary with younger readers

This book is great, though quite dark at times. The children are dealing with serious issues and parents who are clearly very unhappy; that said, watching their character development in the context of this was a treat. My ONLY concern regards the mother, who makes weight/diet comments that are completely accurate to the time period. While it was clear to me as an adult that this is meant to be a character flaw, I'd be a little nervous with younger children, lest they not understand that she is problematic.

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