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Ron's Big Mission - by Blue & Naden (Hardcover)

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  • Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades K-3) 2012 4th Winner, South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (Picture Book) 2010 4th Winner
  • 6-8 Years
  • 11.2" x 8.7" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, General


About the Book

Based on the life of "Challenger" astronaut Ron McNair, this inspiring book tells the story of how a determined African-American boy desegregated his town's public library though peaceful resistance. Full color.

Book Synopsis

Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron's obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage--it is a young man's first courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair's life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

About the Author

Corinne Naden has written many books for children. She lives in Westchester, New York and Sarasota, Florida.

Rose Blue had a long career as a writer and teacher. Ms. Blue died in 2004. Don Tate is the award-winning illustrator of Summer Sun Risin', by W. Nikola-Lisa. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Dimensions (Overall): 11.2 Inches (H) x 8.7 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .88 Pounds
Suggested Age: 6-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Blue & Naden
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2009
TCIN: 11996486
UPC: 9780525478492
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2251
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 8.7 inches width x 11.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.88 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
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Must read!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
targeter365 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Fantastic story about Ron McNair. My 4 year old loves this story. Excellent opportunity to talk about history in our country.
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This hero's story should be on your bookshelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kp - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love the story and illustrations! Always grateful to read books with my son that celebrate curiosity and exploration!
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