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Ron's Big Mission

ISBN-10: 0525478493
ISBN-13: 9780525478492
Author: Naden, Corinne and Rose Blue
Illustrated by: Tate, Don
Interest Level: 1-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: January 2009

Copyright: 0

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades 1-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 540L
Accelerated Reader Level: 2.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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BISAC Subjects

Segregation; Fiction

Segregation; Fiction

Segregation; Fiction

Here is an inspiring story, based on the life of Ron McNair, of how a little future scientist and Challenger astronaut, desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

Ms. Keith, Ron's Big Mission

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5/23/2012 5:57:52 PM
One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.