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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wiles
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2010
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It is 1962 and eleven year old Franny Chapman is worried about her friendship with best friend Margie, why her teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez doesn't call on her to read aloud, her older sister Jo Ellen's mysterious new friends, and what will happen if the Soviet Union strikes the United States with nuclear missiles. Told with gentleness and good humor, Franny's story is enriched by images and words taken from the period, which provide a real sense of the times. Nancy Schleh

MOONSHOT: THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 11

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Floca
Author's First Name: 
Brian
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2009

Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.

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