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Sally Ride (Little People, Big Dreams) - Alona Millgram

Sally Ride (Little People, Big Dreams)

By: Alona Millgram (Illustrator), Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Hardcover | 9 January 2024

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This magical biography charts the life of the first American woman to go into space. As a science-loving kid, Sally Ride dreamed of reaching the stars, and this book tells the story of how she made it happen. With a detailed biography spread and photos at the end of the book, its the perfect gift for young dreamers.

Little Sally grew up in California, USA, and soon realised that she had a passion for science. She loved it so much that she studied it at university and became a Doctor of Physics. One day, whilst reading the student newspaper, Sally saw that NASA was looking for astronauts. Women could apply, having never been able to before... so she went for it! Sally was chosen, and in 1983 became the first American woman to fly in space. After hanging up her space suit, Sally, with her partner Tam, founded Sally Ride Science, an organisation that encourages better science education. Sally believed that science should feel exciting and inclusive, and that everyone should be able to reach for the stars! This powerful book featuresstylish and quirky illustrationsandextra facts at the back, including abiographical timelinewith historical photos and a detailed profile of the trailblazing astronaut's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling biography series for kids that explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series of books offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback and paperback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. With rewritten text for older children, the treasuries each bring together a multitude of dreamers in a single volume. You can also collect a selection of the books by theme in boxed gift sets. Activity books and a journal provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

About the Author

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books and the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

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