Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron?s obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage?it is a young man?s fi rst courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair?s life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challengerastronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.
Ron's Big Mission
Hardcover: 32 pages
Age Range: 6 - 8 years
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (January 22, 2009)