Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue and Corinne J. Naden, illustrated by Don Tate

Abstract: One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.

Publisher : Dutton Childrens Books, 30 pages.


Teresa said...

I am uncertain if Rose Blue and/or Corinne Naden are eligible for the CSK. I'll keep researching. Until I learn for sure (do you know?), I'll leave this out of the "Author" column.

Teresa said...

Don Tate's illustrations work very well with the story. I would call them stylized with the heads/faces most prominent. I think they work well with the story of the young boy, Ron, taking a stand for a rule that was kept for apparently no reason other than that was the way it had always been and no one had questioned it. With that in mind, this theme works well for our discussion under the CSK criteria of past, present and future social justice issues.