Ron's Big Mission

by Corinne Naden, Rose Blue
Illustrator Don Tate

Penguin Young Reader Group | January 27, 2009 | Hardcover

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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 passage?it 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.3 × 9.05 × 0.38 in

Published: January 27, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525478493

ISBN - 13: 9780525478492

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Ron's Big Mission

by Corinne Naden, Rose Blue
Illustrator Don Tate

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.3 × 9.05 × 0.38 in

Published: January 27, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525478493

ISBN - 13: 9780525478492

About the Book

Based on the life of "Challenger" astronaut Ron McNair, this inspiring book tells the story of how a determined African-American boy desegregated his town's public library though peaceful resistance. Full color.

From the Publisher

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 passage?it 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.

About the Author

Corinne Naden has written many books for children. She lives in Westchester, New York and Sarasota, Florida.

Rose Blue had a long career as a writer and teacher. Ms. Blue died in 2004. Don Tate is the award-winning illustrator of Summer Sun Risin'', by W. Nikola-Lisa. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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