Reaching for the Moon

The Cold War Space Race

Movements and Moments That Changed America

During the 1950s, America and the Soviet Union were locked in an intense political and military standoff called the Cold War. Out of this competition came the greatest adventure of mankind to date: humans left Earth and went into space, changing history forever. Through accessible yet engaging text, captivating photographs, and informative sidebars, readers will learn about the first rockets launched during World War II, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first man in space. Details of the long and dangerous trip when Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins finally set foot on the moon will enrapture readers. Students will explore how past successes and failures have led to present-day accomplishments.

Library Bound Book List: $37.10 / S&L: $27.85
eBook List: $37.10 / S&L: $27.85

Reading Level: 7

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-7253-4212-5
Author : John Choi
Copyright : 2021
Language : English
Pages : 128
Trim : 6" x 9"
Dewey : 629.409--dc23
Chapter Notes • Filmography • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Timelines • Sidebars • Websites • Primary Sources