Narrator Saskia Maarleveld delivers an enthusiastic performance of this audiobook about the early years of NASA's race to send an American to space. Seven decorated male pilots underwent torturous training and constant media attention for the chance to become America's first astronaut. Thirteen similarly skilled women undergoing the same tests and occasionally outperforming the men were discounted. With little support, these women proved themselves time and again as exceptional pilots, but even a discrimination case brought before a court would ultimately prove disappointing. Maarleveld immerses listeners in the fight against the social norms, including sexism, of the 1960s. Her high energy engages listeners in the drama. This audiobook is perfect for fans of HIDDEN FIGURES. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]
Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2020
DD ISBN 978-1-338-60593-8 $27.99
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