Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Women in space—not a big deal now, but it took over 20 years for NASA to recognize that women have the Right Stuff . “Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream,” tells the story of the women aviators and aspiring astronauts known as the “Mercury 13” who, in the early 1960’s repeatedly proved themselves capable but could not overcome prevailing prejudices. Meticulously researched and handsomely illustrated with archival materials, Stone’s insightful, passionately written chronicle is sure to inspire.