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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J FIC KEL DRE 2020 (Text) 31001101817113 Juvenile Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062747303 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062747304 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Contains bibliographical references (page 391).
Summary, etc.:
Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA's first female shuttle commander. The Thomas children exist in their own orbits, circling a tense and unpredictable household, with little in common except an enthusiastic science teacher named Ms. Salonga. As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project. They are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader IL: MG; BL: 4.6; AR pts.: 7.0; AR quiz no.: 509477
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 2021
Subject: Challenger (Spacecraft) > Accidents > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Science projects > Juvenile fiction.
Science teachers > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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