December 26, 2018

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The man who had spoken first asked,"You mean the research done in the late fifties? The plans to build a military base on the moon? I thought that was scrapped.
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe
Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny emapthetic powers, that made this book a classic. —from the website at Macmillan

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Gloria Rising
Ann Cameron

Gloria Rising

By: Ann Cameron
Recommended for grade(s): 3, 4

Gloria is thrilled when she goes to the store to buy an onion and meets Dr. Grace Street, an astronaut. It's there that Dr. Street tells Gloria to have confidence in herself and that the big things aren't always as big as they seem. Right now her problem seems gigantic. It's the beginning of fourth grade and Gloria can't do anything to please her teacher Mrs. Yardley. When Gloria writes a report about meeting Dr. Street, Mrs. Yardley doesn't believe her. Gloria knows she's telling the truth. How can she prove it? —from the website at Penguin Random House

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T-Minus: The Race to the Moon
Jim Ottaviani

T-Minus: The Race to the Moon

By: Jim Ottaviani
Recommended for grade(s): 3, 4

In T-Minus the exciting story of two world superpowers racing to land a man on the moon is depicted through compelling comics artwork, taking readers through the history of the race and turning the engineers and astronauts involved into vivid and real characters. The story unfolds through the eyes of the figures working behind the scenes to make this miracle happen, showing every triumph and catastrophe along the way, and culminating in the dramatic event itself. --From the website at Simon & Schuster

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172 Hours on the Moon
Johan Harstad

172 Hours on the Moon

By: Johan Harstad
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space—and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. —from the website at Hachette

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