Ellen Ochoa: Astronaut and Inventor.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
by: Carrye Syma

Section: Young Adult Book Reviews

April 2010 Newsletter

Reviewed by Carrye Syma, Assistant Librarian, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Inspirational and captivating, this biographychronicles the life of Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina in space.  Readers are not only introduced to a Latina role-model, but scientific information is shared in an easy to read and understand format.  Throughout the book there are side bardswith definitions and vital information to understanding the text.  Readers will delight in the successes of Ochoa and the contributions that she has made to science and technology.  Achronology, chapter notes, list of further reading, helpful online resources,and a comprehensive index are provided.   Beautiful full-color photographs, sprinkled throughout the book, enhance the reader’s overall experience. Ellen Ochoa is deserving of all the praise and recognition she has received,and readers of this book will be inspired to challenge themselves and reach for the stars and beyond! Highly Recommended.
Ellen Ochoa: Astronaut and Inventor. Anne Schraff. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2009. 128 pp. $31.93 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-0-7660-3163-0. Grades 6-up. English.
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