• Title: Sally Ride: Life on a Mission
  • Author: Sue Macy
  • ISBN: 9781442488540
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sally Ride Life on a Mission Sally Ride was than the first woman in space she was a real life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big Most people know Sally Ride as the first Ame
    Sally Ride was than the first woman in space she was a real life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big.Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university pSally Ride was than the first woman in space she was a real life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big.Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, and the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math Posthumously, she was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.From Sally Ride s youth to her many groundbreaking achievements in space and beyond, Sue Macy s riveting biography tells the story of not only a pioneering astronaut, but a leader and explorer whose life, as President Barack Obama said, demonstrates that the sky is no limit for those who dream of reaching for the stars.

    One Reply to “Sally Ride: Life on a Mission”

    1. 5 stars for Sally Ride; 3.5 for the book itself, which isn't riveting but does include lots of great stories and details--for ex, how Ride, with the slightest shake of her head, declined the bouquet offered when landing after her first mission; the disgustingly sexist questions she was asked by the press before the mission ("Will you wear a BRA in SPACE?!?" Ride responded that, in zero gravity, a bra would not be necessary--she was also asked if she planned to have children, a question she compl [...]

    2. Macy does a good job of balancing interesting details about space travel, both the technical (operating the shuttle) and the practical (how to drink liquids), with a picture of what it was like for Sally Ride as the first woman in space. I was enraged, if not surprised, at the sexist questions she was asked by reporters who would never dream of asking the same of a male astronaut. Publishers, please make more nonfiction for tweens and teens in this size instead of the large picture book format! [...]

    3. This is an interesting biography because we see Sally overcome adversity throughout her life. She was discriminated against when she wanted to go to space because she is a women. That didn't stop her from being the first American women to travel space. This book takes place throughout her life including her childhood and collegiate career. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to young adults to adults because it is a good read. I like how Sue Macy wrote about Sally's life and included so m [...]

    4. From the very first chapter of Sally Ride: Life on a Mission, I could tell this was an ideal pick for a school book report on an autobiography or biography. With that mindset, the book is really good and I was able to read it in one day. It's cut and dry with little personality to distract from the facts or add unnecessary fluff, the back is full of citations that would really help a kid out with meeting multiple resources, and Sally's life is chock full of unique accomplishments so there is ple [...]

    5. Sally Ride was certainly a role model for young women looking to excel in science, math, and engineering. This book about her life doesn't shy away from portraying Sally Ride as a feminist icon, even though it seems like she never really embraced her status as an influential female until later on in her life. I think books that unabashedly show females breaking the glass ceiling definitely need to have a place in the classroom. This book is a great example, almost to the extreme. In fact, the bo [...]

    6. Excellent biography of the astronaut. I hadn't known that she was a star tennis player when she was a teen, until grad school actually. She saw an ad that NASA was accepting women applicants for the astronaut program, and joined them in 1978. After her two shuttle flights and working in NASA administration, and serving on both shuttle accident investigation commissions, she founded "Imaginary Lines" promoting STEM for girls. Wrote books, etc. Amazing life. Includes some details about her persona [...]

    7. This junior-high level biography will especially appeal to students who are interested in science or inspiring women. The book is at it's most interesting when it's talking about her early life and post-astronaut career but is heavily laden with detailed information when it comes to the specifics of her missions at NASA that might bog some readers down. Her fascinating life story is one that will inspire and inform all but especially young people who may not have realized how limited opportuniti [...]

    8. A serviceable 100-page biography of a fascinating woman. A bit dry due to the heavy layer of space and science jargon, Sue Macy lightens it up a bit through extensive use of interviews and personal memories. What struck me was the modernness of Sally Ride. I've been largely ignorant of any details about her, and she always seemed to be part of a long-ago time. But her passions have influenced a lot of my own education and outlook. She pushed for changing attitudes regarding women in math and sci [...]

    9. As a teacher and a lover of all things science, I really liked this book. I grew up watching Sally Ride's rise to fame and most recently went to a local book discussion featuring her former husband Steve Hawley. I enjoyed learning more about her life and the struggles she faced with the "glass ceiling." After reading this book, I am inspired to find ways to learn more about her science initiatives so that I can integrate those learning opportunities into my classroom.

    10. This is a decent, straightforward biography about someone who I admit, I really knew nothing about. I enjoyed the first part of the book especially, when we learn about Sally's life growing up in the 1950s and 60s, and how she really defied expectations for girls not only be being a really strong athlete, but through her interest in science as well. The end of the book kind of reads like a long list of her accomplishments so it gets kind of boring, but still a solid and interesting book.

    11. Read this to help my daughter with her book report, otherwise I might not have ever picked it up.ad I did! What a life! Book is a bit dry at pointsbut overall great insight into how a kid grows up to be an inspiration to girls/people everywhere.

    12. 2.5 stars. I would have expected a YA biography on such an interesting woman to be engaging and inspirational, but this was a just-the-facts summary of her life. It seems like the sort of biography anyone could have written after googling Sally Ride.

    13. This brisk, brief biography of the first woman in space is almost as understated as its subject. Well researched with timeline and many suggestions both in print and on the web for further reading. A fine addition to the school library collection.

    14. A fantastic and inspirational biography of the first American woman to travel in space and her many accomplishments.

    15. The cover photo exemplifies the iconic Sally Ride: young, confident, exuberant. She filled her historic role exceptionally. There is a book report-ready quality to this biography of SR, which may have been the intent. Ride was a fascinating woman as much for the way she lived her life after her astronaut career as for the qualities that made her an astronaut in the first place. She almost always seemed to make the right choice, with the exception, perhaps, of her short marriage to another astron [...]

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