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Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars
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Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars (Hardback)

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Synopsis

This nonfiction picture book is a children's version of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross's autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, designed for ages 7-12. Told in friendly first-person narration, it represents how Ross followed his dream from rural 1950s northern Indiana to Purdue University and then outer space. The thirty-two-page book is illustrated with personal photos and memorabilia. It is formatted into twenty-three narratives organised in chronological order illustrating events and experiences in Ross's life. Pages attractively interweave photos and text while prompts encourage readers to engage in in the story.



Ross possessed specific character traits that helped him make choices and overcome obstacles as he struggled against the odds to realise his dream: curiosity, persistence, and believing in oneself. As the story unfolds and readers begin to make personal connections with Ross, his approach to problem solving and working through setbacks provides a powerful example for children.



Content area concepts are integrated throughout the story, including but not limited to science, technology, engineering, math, visual literacy, financial literacy, geography, flight, and the race to space. Gravity, for example, is a major theme illustrated within the content of the story. Online guides for teachers using the book in a classroom setting (third to fourth grade recommended) are linked to throughout.



A map of the United States on the inside front cover invites children to follow the path of Ross's journey from Crown Point, Indiana, to Kennedy Space Center. A timeline on the inside back cover compares and contrasts benchmark events in Ross's life and career with important events in flight and space travel history.

Children'sGeneral non-fictionScience & technologySpace & Astronomy Publisher: Purdue University Press Publication Date: 30/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781557536938  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jerry L. Ross is a graduate of Purdue University, a retired US Air Force colonel, and a retired NASA astronaut. Ross's autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, was published in January 2013 by Purdue University Press. Susan G. Gunderson has been on the College of Education faculty at Purdue University in West Lafayette for nine years. She teaches literacy education courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Gunderson holds two graduate degrees from Purdue - an MS and EdS in literacy and language education. In addition, Gunderson is a certified Reading Recovery Teacher Leader.

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