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Reaching for the Stars

ISBN-10: 1455522805
ISBN-13: 9781455522804
Edition: 2012
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Description: Born into a family of migrant workers, toiling in the fields by the age of six, Jose M. Hernàndez dreamed of traveling through the night skies on a rocket ship. REACHING FOR THE STARS is the inspiring story of how he realized that dream, becoming  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Born into a family of migrant workers, toiling in the fields by the age of six, Jose M. Hernàndez dreamed of traveling through the night skies on a rocket ship. REACHING FOR THE STARS is the inspiring story of how he realized that dream, becoming the first Mexican-American astronaut.Hernàndez didn't speak English till he was 12, and his peers often joined gangs, or skipped school. And yet, by his twenties he was part of an elite team helping develop technology for the early detection of breast cancer. He was turned down by NASA eleven times on his long journey to donning that famous orange space suit.Hernàndez message of hard work, education, perseverance, of "reaching for the stars," makes this a classic American autobiography.

Author's Note
Foreword
About My Father
The Seed Germinates
Gaining Traction
Following My Dream
For My Mother
He Who Perseveres Will Achieve
Happy New Millennium
Harvesting the Dream
Epilogue

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