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She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla

Born and raised in India, Kalpana Chawla was discouraged from pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering because there were limited career options for women in that field. But she persisted, getting her degree and then moving to the US to obtain other, more advanced education before joining NASA and becoming the first Indian-born woman to go to space. Sadly, Kalpana was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. However, she continues to inspire girls in India and around the world to pursue their dreams of spaceflight.

In this chapter book biography by acclaimed author Raakhee Mirchandani, inspired by the best-selling She Persisted series, readers learn about the amazing life of Kalpana Chawla. With short chapters, spot black-and-white illustrations throughout, and suggestions for ways that young readers can pursue their dreams just like Kalpana did, this is the perfect book for would-be astronauts.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Raakhee Mirchandani
Illustrator Gillian Flint
ISBN 059362064X
Publication Date May 2, 2023
Publisher Philomel Books
Series Name She Persisted
Language English