Ron's Big Mission
ISBN: 0545291461
EAN13: 9780545291460
Language: English
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 1" H x 6.75" L x 4.25" W
Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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, Ron's obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage--it is a young man's first courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair's life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

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   Fantastic young child accessible book on justice
We were pleasantly surprised by a different story after reading this book, as we thought it would touch on Ron McNair's career as an astronomer. The importance of standing up for what is right is discussed in this book for toddlers and young children. It was a great conversation starter. We look forward to always having the beautifully illustrated contribution to our children's library.
   Wanted to see why this came under scrutiny.
I don't see why a parent would complain about a book's content. One of the astronauts who was killed on that fateful Challenger voyage was the little boy who was persistent in his goal. He went on to achieve his goal, that made me even more proud. That is an example of an athlete. If we put our minds to it, we can achieve our goals. A nice book. Excellent message. He's no longer with us, but his legacy lives on.
   The perfect science meets social studies read aloud
Literature is included in my program. The book gets kids excited about an important cause and gives them a great introduction to a great scientist, activist, and American hero. It is a great way to start conversations about race relations, activism, overcoming obstacles, bravery, and making a contribution to society, even as a child.
   An age approprite way to start a conversation about racism
There is a lovely story. The first time I read it to my kids, I cried. Ronald McNair and the libaray story were familiar to me as I was 6 years old. I like this telling. The book was a great way for me to talk to my children about the social injustices of the past and the present.
   We All Need To Know This!!
Every US citizen would benefit from knowing the story of an American astronaut. The story is good, the writing is good, and the illustrations are lovely.
   Inspiring Story
A young reader's first library card opens the door to new adventures. In the 1950s, it was not easy for Ron McNair. All Ron wanted to do was read books. He was not allowed to check them out at the library because of his color. Ron got his own library card after desegregating his public library. Ron grew up to be a scientist and anastrologer.
   Wonderful book for young children!
This is a great book for children. I' ve ordered more copies to use as gifts.
   So Many Better Options Out There
I bought this elementary building because I thought it would help discover Ron's path to being anastrologer. I was wrong. It doesn't send a positive message for Black History Month and we didn't consider it. We won't be using it as a read aloud, even though I didn't return it.
   Teaching True Hero Stories
As a teacher, you can use these stories as read alouds, along with a look online at the actual story. It was great to compare author presentation styles with an animated version on YouTube. It is inspiring for students to learn about real heroes who faced adversity at a young age.