Women in Space (ISBN 9781613748442) will be released February 1, 2014. Author Karen Bush Gibson marks 50 years of women in space by chronicling the challenging journeys of women throughout the world who took the giant leap into space exploration. This young adult book will certainly appeal to girls looking for heroes as well as fans of space flight as it spins 23 tales of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures starting with the invincible “Mercury 13,” a group of women who qualified for space flight in the 1960s, but were denied the opportunity.
Women in Space has been positively reviewed by several publications, including—
Publishers Weekly — “an informative and hopeful overview of underrecognized scientists and explorers in a male-dominated field.”
Kirkus Reviews — “valuable… an informative introductory overview of the many important contributions women have made to space exploration.”
Women in Space is the second book by this author from the “Women of Action series” published by Chicago Review Press. Women Aviators (9781613745403) was included in the December 2013 Air & Space Smithsonian’s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Women of Action is a lively, accessible biography series that introduces readers ages 12 through adult to women and girls of courage and conviction throughout the ages.