From the Press

 
 
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Hidden Women Listed Among A Mighty Girl's "Telling Her Story: 60 New Mighty Girl Books for Women's History Month"

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"With its narrative tone full of exciting twists and turns, this is a compelling look at the women who helped our astronauts take flight."

 
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Publisher's Weekly: Scholastic Acquires The Space Chase

Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has acquired, for the new Scholastic Focus imprint, Rebecca Rissman's The Space Chase: A True Story of the Women and Men Who Tested to Become America's First Astronauts. The narrative nonfiction middle grade book begins with the birth of aeronautics and evolves into a story about the way gender politics affected the development of the American space program. Publication is set for early 2020; Jennifer Unter at the Unter Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

 
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Multicultural Children's Book Day Review

Mrs. AOK says this book "just shows that we can always learn more about our history, or as Leslie Knope would say 'knowledge of herstory.'"

 
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School Library Journal Reviews Race and Policing

"This captivating look at race and racism is extremely pertinent to current national and international events."