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We dream of space  Cover Image Book Book

We dream of space / Erin Entrada Kelly.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062747303
  • ISBN: 0062747304
  • ISBN: 9780062747310
  • ISBN: 9780780493735
  • Physical Description: 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Winner
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Includes bibliographical references (page 391).
Summary, etc.:
Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main and wrestles with an explosive temper that he doesn't understand. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA's first female shuttle commander, but feels like she's disappearing. The Thomas children exist in their own orbits, circling a tense and unpredictable household, with little in common except an enthusiastic science teacher named Ms. Salonga. As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project; they are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways. Told in three alternating points of view, We Dream of Space is an unforgettable and thematically rich novel for middle grade readers. We Dream of Space is illustrated throughout by the author.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years
Young adult
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated reader AR MG 4.6 7.0
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 7 509477.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor book, 2021.
Truman Award Nominee, 2022-2023.
Subject: Challenger (Spacecraft) > Accidents > Juvenile fiction.
Siblings > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Science projects > Juvenile fiction.
Science teachers > Juvenile fiction.
Delaware > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Missouri Truman Readers.

Available copies

  • 52 of 66 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 66 total copies.
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Marshall Public Library JF FAM KEL (Text) 33391000189669 Readers Awards Display Available -

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