Ron's Big Mission

Ron's Big Mission

Book - 2009
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The story of how nine-year-old Ron McNair, later a real-life scientist and Challenger astronaut, desegregated his Lake City, South Carolina, public library in the 1950s through peaceful resistance.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525478492
Call Number: BLUE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: McNair, Ronald E., 1950-1986 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African American children -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction.
Public libraries -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Naden, Corinne J.
Tate, Don


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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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