American Moonshot (Young Reader’s Edition)

John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Written by Douglas Brinkley

In summer 1969, man first set foot on the moon. Explore the events that set the stage for the Great Space Race. Learn a little about how the main players in the Great Space Race became who they were. World War II, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Cold War contributed science and world tension that eventually led to man landing on the moon. John F. Kennedy was instrumental in making these events occur. Why was his background critical to these events? Why did space exploration mean so much to him? How and why was NASA formed? This narrative non-fiction book is easy to read and fascinating for those who are interested in NASA, space exploration, The Great Space Race, or J.F.K.

Reviewed by Jessica Moody, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Olympus Jr. High
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

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American Moonshot (Young Reader’s Edition)
Written by Douglas Brinkley
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
260 pages
Release Date: April 2, 2019
ISBN: 9780062660282
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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