Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier - A Graphic Novel

The first women in space are celebrated in this graphic novel by Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks.

Humor and drive are captured as the author illustrates how the Soviet space program put the first female astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova into space. 2020, 176 pages, 9-11 yrs

                            "Readers will be intrigued and inspired to dive into further research to understand some of the jargon  and learn more about the women profiled here... A stellar addition to all collections." ―School Library Journal

Jim Ottaviani has written fifteen (and counting) graphic novels about scientists. His books include Naturalist (with E.O. Wilson), Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Hawking, The Imitation Game, a biography of Alan Turing, Primates, about Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas; and Feynman, about the Nobel-prize winning physicist, artist, and raconteur. His books are New York Times bestsellers, have been translated into a dozen languages.

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