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The Resource Reaching for the stars : the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut, José M. Hernández ; foreword by Emilio Estefan

Reaching for the stars : the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut, José M. Hernández ; foreword by Emilio Estefan

Label
Reaching for the stars : the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut
Title
Reaching for the stars
Title remainder
the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut
Statement of responsibility
José M. Hernández ; foreword by Emilio Estefan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born into a family of migrant workers, toiling in the fields by the age of six, Jose M. Hernández dreamed of traveling through the night skies on a rocket ship. [The book] is the inspiring story of how he realized that dream, becoming the first Mexican-American astronaut. Hernández didn't speak English till he was 12, and his peers often joined gangs, or skipped school. And yet, by his twenties he was part of an elite team helping develop technology for the early detection of breast cancer. He was turned down by NASA eleven times on his long journey to donning that famous orange space suit. Hernández message of hard work, education, perseverance, of "reaching for the stars," makes this a classic American autobiography
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hernández, José M.
Dewey number
629.450092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.H46
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Estefan, Emilio
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hernández, José M
  • Astronauts
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Astronauts
  • Astronauts
Label
Reaching for the stars : the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut, José M. Hernández ; foreword by Emilio Estefan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 252 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781455522804
Lccn
2012939937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • ocn792882400
  • (OCoLC)792882400
Label
Reaching for the stars : the inspiring story of a migrant farmworker turned astronaut, José M. Hernández ; foreword by Emilio Estefan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 252 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781455522804
Lccn
2012939937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • ocn792882400
  • (OCoLC)792882400

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