When Sally Ride joined NASA, America had never sent a woman to space before — but the time was ripe for change. As the first American woman in space, Sally Ride broke barriers and made her dreams come true. But she wanted to do even more! After leaving NASA, she created science and engineering programs that would help other girls and women make their dreams come true as well.
In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Atia Abawi, readers learn about the amazing life of Sally Ride — and how she persisted. Inspired by the bestselling picture book She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, this early chapter book for newly independent readers celebrates a courageous woman who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!