I am Sally Ride

Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Hardcover
$16.99 US
On sale Feb 18, 2025 | 40 Pages | 978-0-593-53342-0
The first American woman to fly in space is the 35th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 9.

From childhood, Sally Ride was a daring adventurer, and her parents encouraged her to pursue the things she loved. Those things included science and math, fast rides, and the stars in the sky. Eventually her passions and her hard work led her to NASA, where she became the country's first female astronaut, inspiring generations of young people to follow their own dreams of space exploration.

This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big.

Included in each book are:  

  • A timeline of key events in the hero’s history 
  • Photos that bring the story more fully to life 
  • Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable
  • Childhood moments that influenced the hero  
  • Facts that make great conversation-starters 
  • A virtue this person embodies: This book highlights Sally Ride's belief that there's no limit to what you can achieve.

You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!
© Michelle Watson, Catchlight
Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit bradmeltzer.com. View titles by Brad Meltzer
© Christopher Eliopoulos
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons. View titles by Christopher Eliopoulos

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The first American woman to fly in space is the 35th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 9.

From childhood, Sally Ride was a daring adventurer, and her parents encouraged her to pursue the things she loved. Those things included science and math, fast rides, and the stars in the sky. Eventually her passions and her hard work led her to NASA, where she became the country's first female astronaut, inspiring generations of young people to follow their own dreams of space exploration.

This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big.

Included in each book are:  

  • A timeline of key events in the hero’s history 
  • Photos that bring the story more fully to life 
  • Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable
  • Childhood moments that influenced the hero  
  • Facts that make great conversation-starters 
  • A virtue this person embodies: This book highlights Sally Ride's belief that there's no limit to what you can achieve.

You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

Author

© Michelle Watson, Catchlight
Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit bradmeltzer.com. View titles by Brad Meltzer
© Christopher Eliopoulos
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons. View titles by Christopher Eliopoulos