Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier

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Astronauts is a graphic novel about famous female astronauts like Mary Cleave and Valentina Tereshkova and Sally Ride. Valentina was the first women in space. It talks about how hard it was for women to join the space program back many years ago. Women had to go through lots of crazy difficult tests to be accepted into the space program. A lot of it was unfair because men treated the women unfairly. They didn’t think women were smart enough, strong enough, or good enough to be astronauts compared to men. The dedicated women had to keep trying and pushing and proving that they belonged in space along with men astronauts.

This is the first book I’ve read by Jim Ottaviani, but I am a big fan of Maris Wicks’ illustrations and her books. The pictures help make the book read easier because there’s some different stories going on the same time which make it a little confusing. This is definitely a very educational graphic novel about the true stories of some of the famous astronauts. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books about space and astronauts.

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Author Jim Ottaviani, with illustrations by Maris Wicks
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 176 pages
Publisher First Second
Publish Date 2020-02-04
ISBN 9781626728776
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Issue April 2020
Category Sequential Art - Kids


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