Sally Ride

Frances Lincoln. (Little People, Big Dreams). Jan. 2024. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780711291515.
Gr 3-5–This latest installment in the series features Sally Ride, the first American woman and first known LGBTQIA+ person to head into space. Childlike drawings in bright colors feature inclusive portrayals of children and will hopefully allow all kids to see themselves as a young Ride, regardless of gender, ability, or race, and inspire them to reach for their dreams. Various points of her life are covered, including the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, longtime partner Tam O’Shaughnessy, and Ride’s years as a professor and supporter of science education.
VERDICT In few pages, this is an accurate and easy-to-read depiction of an American hero.

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