Ron's Big Mission

By Rose Blue; Corinne J. Naden; Don Tate (Illustrator)
Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525478492, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 2009

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Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by "himself." But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron's obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage?it is a young man's fi rst courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair's life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and "Challenger" astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

About the Author
LJ Gastineau lives in Saint Augustine Florida and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She is one of three authors for the website, Frozen Reflection is her first published Young Adult novel. LJ also has also published a short horror story entitled, Doll's House published in the adult anthologies, Dark Things II and Shadows of the Mind. She has recently released a serial cross genre series, Hidden Mystique which is available exclusively on the website, JukePop Serials.CORINNE J. NADEN is a freelance writer and editor based in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She has published more than 30 books.Don Tate has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2013, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Award for his book "It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw" (Lee & Low Books). Visit his website at
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