Actually space (or, rambles about Ken Oppel’s Airborn trilogy and Starclimber in particular)

Ever have a disappointing run of books? You come home from the library and delve in to your pile of loot, only to find that in one or more stories: the plot is lacking the characters are flat the illustrations are clumsy the word choice is bland the treatment of [race/gender/sexuality/ethnic group/religious group/age …

You Should Meet Mae Jemison

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read early reader, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.” Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut! Did you know before …

Women In Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

Being a life-long science fiction nut and borderline Trekkie, I’ve decided to embrace this month’s space theme in all its nerdy, nerdy glory and share some of my favourite space-themed fiction and nonfiction titles. I’m going to kick things off with a real bang with Women In Space: 23 Stories …