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Ron's Big Mission (2009)

Author: Rose Blue & Corinne J. Naden Illustrator: Don Tate
Publisher: Dutton
Number of pages: 32 pages

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 passageit is a young man's fi rst 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.

ISBN 13: 9780525478492
Reading Level (grade): 2.9

Available in English.