Sally Ride

Sally Ride

America's First Woman in Space

Book - 2014
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An examination of the life and career of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive organization.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476725765
Characteristics: xxiii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 21, 2015

Sally Ride broke down a lot of barriers for a lot of people. Who cares if she was lesbian?

Dec 04, 2014

This was a very well written book about the FIRST woman in space - loved it!!

ChristchurchLib Aug 18, 2014

"Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, competed successfully in the male-dominated profession of physics and became an inspiration to girls who dreamed of science careers. Journalist Lynn Sherr, drawing on materials provided by Ride's family and friends as well as official records and Sherr's own friendship with Ride, offers a moving and sensitive portrait of this pioneer who guarded her private life -- her long-term lesbian relationship only became known through her obituary. Publishers Weekly praises Sally Ride as a "window into one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century." Biography and Memoir August 2014 newsletter

Jul 10, 2014

Excellent book. Easy to read. Interesting period in history. What an amazing woman. I relived the 70's and 80's. She made huge contributions even after her first flight helping to uncover what happened to the Challenger. She was an excellent educator and her website and books are still great for teachers.


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Oct 01, 2016

Grew up in California biking riding horses etc. Not a typical childhood.


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