Ron's Big Mission
Rose Blue (A), Corinne Nadine (A) and Don Tate (ILT)
List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Astronaut / Activist / Ron McNair /Reading Rights and Freedoms- 2009)
Description:Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Rons obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage-it is a young mans first courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNairs life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.
Ron McNair said, "I was at the library so often as a child that my mother sometimes joked I lived there. In truth, my visits were brief. I would run in, snatch the books I wanted from the shelf, cram them into an overflowing book bag, and head for home (often with a book open in-hand as I walked). There I would find a quiet place to enjoy my selections at my own pace." (32 pgs) Ages 6-8.Grade Level: 1 - 3
Lexile Measure: 540L
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.3 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces