Another unsung hero who made it possible to touch the stars was Mary Morgan. And we see how Morgan was a girl who at age eight could not read/write but by the time she was an adult she was doing chemistry, making fuels for rockets and barely had a college education in Blast Off! How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America Into Space.
Suzanne Slade shows how Morgan was not going to let “doing chores” hold her back, and she was not going to let the men tell her science was not for women. She was going to get things done! And she would explode into history. But as long as her fuel she invented did not, that was okay. Morgan would sometimes be the only women in a group of men. She would fail, get back up and start over. She had assistants just out of college, with her having more experience then the two combined. She would go on to make it possible for the United States to hit the moon.
This is a fantastic story complimented by strong illustrations Sally W. Comport. The art is colorful, but with darker colors. They are busy and details. Some pages can be a bit crowded with multiple themes or parts of the story on them, but it is not necessarily confusing. While almost any age can take away from the story due to how the art complements in the telling of things, it is aimed at an older audience.
The picture book format could turn some people off to it. Therefore, it would be great in a classroom setting for an American history, women’s history, or space themed lesson.