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Navigating Family, Middle School, and the Universe in We Dream of Space

Set in January 1986 against the countdown to the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, this coming-of-age novel by Newbery Award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly tells the story of a family searching for something to bring their orbits into alignment with their dreams and with one another before disaster strikes.


  Junonia By Kevin Henkes Greenwillow Books, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-06-196417-6 Grades 3-6 Book Review When on their annual winter holiday on Sanibel Island, Alice Rice and her parents commemorate each special ritual, from the first heron to the first step in the ocean to Alice’s birthday. Alice’s “family was small, but in Florida, she pretended […]