Ellen Ochoa

Overview

Some people dream of becoming stars. Ellen Ochoa dreamed of living among them! She worked hard to make her dream of becoming an astronaut come true. On April 8, 1993, she strapped herself in for the ride of her life aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Ochoa aimed high and boldly went where no Hispanic woman had gone before. Find out about Ochoa's amazing journey through new first-person quotes and photos from her personal collection!
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Overview

Some people dream of becoming stars. Ellen Ochoa dreamed of living among them! She worked hard to make her dream of becoming an astronaut come true. On April 8, 1993, she strapped herself in for the ride of her life aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Ochoa aimed high and boldly went where no Hispanic woman had gone before. Find out about Ochoa's amazing journey through new first-person quotes and photos from her personal collection!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Zanot
Who is Ellen Ochoa? What did she do? Why did she want to be an astronaut? and many more questions are answered in this book about Ellen Ochoa. She was the first Hispanic woman in outer space, for those of you that are not familiar with her. This is a book that takes us through the journey of her first shuttle launch, how she became an astronaut to the present day of what her life is like now. For any child who has to research a person and create a biography, or specifically Ellen Ochoa, this is a well-written book that is a biography of an astronaut who now travels and speaks at schools. There is a glossary, other books and websites to visit, a timeline, index, and a table of contents that lists each chapter. This would be a great chapter book for beginning readers to see how a book is laid out and a great way for a child to be able to say he/she read a chapter book. Ellen Ochoa is certainly a person to know now and in the future. Reviewer: Melissa Zanot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433901591
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: People We Should Know Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,166,330
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Blast Off! 4

Chapter 2 Aiming High 8

Chapter 3 In Training 14

Chapter 4 Riding High 18

Chapter 5 To Space and Back 24

Time Line 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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