Ron's Big Mission

Ron's Big Mission

Picture Book - 2009 | First edition.
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One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Childrens Books, [2009]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780525478492
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Linda C says: Ron McNair, future astronaut, faced a lot of racial discrimination as a child in South Carolina. When denied the opportunity to take home books from his local library, he stood his ground and gained an unlikely ally. I choose this book because I feel no one should be denied the righ... Read More »

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kmscows Mar 01, 2017

A wonderful story of Ron McNair's (astronaut) determination to right a wrong. Ron wants to check out library books as a young black child in South Carolina, but the rules won't allow him to because he is black. Ron persists and gets his own library card. The illustrations are bright and colorful and fully enhance the story.

CMLibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

Tate’s bright and expressive illustrations are a major plus in this wonderful tale about a boy who would one day become a famous astronaut.


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