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Christina Koch: Astronaut and Engineer

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Christina Koch reached for the stars--and made it to space! As a kid, a love for science and engineering sent Christina to her school's rocket club and her backyard shed to build things with her dad. And that was all before she joined NASA, explored some of the most remote places on this planet, and finally blasted off for a historic space mission. As the record holder for the longest spaceflight made by a woman, you might think Christina's had enough of zero gravity. But not if she has anything to say about it! Learn all about Christina's spectacular journey as a NASA astronaut and engineer.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007090, JNF007000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Bearport Biographies
Language English
ISBN 9781647477240
Title Format Paperback
Dewey 629.450092
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Lexile Reading Level 800
AR Quiz Number 511647
Author Rachel Rose

SLJ Review of Bearport Biographies

These six volumes provide an eclectic mix of notable personages. Each book begins with a description of a significant moment in the subject’s life: Michael Jordan winning the 1991 NBA championship, Jimmy Carter’s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, John Lewis’ speech at the 1963 March on Washington, etc. Then readers learn about when and where each person was born and where they attended college. Careers are traced with an emphasis on big moments: Christina Koch was a part of the first all-female spacewalk team, America Ferrera achieved success as an actress, and Michelle Obama promoted projects as first lady, including her “Let’s Move!” initiative. Nice, colorful photographs complement the texts. None of these biographies particularly stands out, however, and most of these luminaries are the subjects of numerous other books for kids. Still, the information is current, and those needing up-to-date biographies on these individuals will find them useful. VERDICT Standard biographical fare, these volumes will be of value to libraries that maintain current information on the subjects and should be considered based on demand.

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