From the Press
Hidden Women Listed Among A Mighty Girl's "Telling Her Story: 60 New Mighty Girl Books for Women's History Month"
"With its narrative tone full of exciting twists and turns, this is a compelling look at the women who helped our astronauts take flight."
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.
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.'"
School Library Journal Reviews Race and Policing
"This captivating look at race and racism is extremely pertinent to current national and international events."