An Author's Tribute to the Mercury 13 Women

An Author's Tribute to the Mercury 13 Women
Share these poems with your students as a tribute to the women of Mercury 13, a secret NASA program to test women pilots for space flight. This is an excellent supplementary resource for Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone.

Grade Levels: 5 - 12

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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Tanya Lee Stone

Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age. They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.
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