TO THE STARS! by Carmella Van Vleet and Kathy Sullivan tells the true story of the first American woman to walk in space.
This fascinating, picture book biography features Sullivan’s childhood dream of becoming a world traveler and her teenaged ambition to become a pilot. Woven into the story are flashes to the future showing the outcome of Sullivan’s childhood aspirations.
The book concludes with a note from Sullivan and a more detailed biography. Short descriptions of other famous women involved with the space program are also provided.
Nicole Wong’s accurate and appealing illustrations add interest to the story. The large, easy-to-read font will appeal to both students and teachers.
Librarians will find this inspirational biography a welcome addition to their nonfiction, picture book collections.
To learn more about the author, go to http://www.carmellavanvleet.com/.
To learn more about Kathryn Sullivan, go to http://www.noaa.gov/sullivan.html.
Published by Charlesbridge on January 5, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.