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Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone
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Feb 22, 12

The book Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, takes us back to a time when women were discriminated against and traveling to outer space was completely out of the question. The story is written as a timeline which tells a story of women striving to fulfill their dreams, who not only proved they were tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. This story gives readers a look at the 1960s sexism and racism that occurred in the United States. The author does a good job of writing the book as a story as well as a lesson, without hitting young people over the head with the feminism stick. The vocabulary the author chooses to use is both appealing and relatable for young adults, making for an easy read. The beautiful photos work well with the text to tell the story and give readers a better sense of what really took place during this time period. The photos are so beautiful and eye catching they really make this a great book. Compared to other biographies, this book takes a look into the lives of thirteen women, not just one. This is a great book and should be recommended to anyone who is dreaming big and is willing to fight to achieve.

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