Story Time: The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars
Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Calling all future scientists, techies, engineers, artists and mathematicians to Story Time. Families are invited to listen to fun and engaging stories that call out adventures and mishaps of kid scientists and engineers, and explore our universe from the far reaches of the galaxy down to tiny microbes here on Earth. Join us after the story for engaging STEAM hands-on activities.
This month’s story is The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa by Julia Finley Mosca, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
About the book
If you have a mission, a dream to explore, but no one like you has achieved it before …
Meet Dr. Ellen Ochoa—a determined space pioneer with a stellar symphony of talents.
Growing up in a family of immigrants, Ellen dreamed of becoming a professional flutist, but all of that changed when she discovered engineering in college. Though she was told that field of study wasn’t for girls, the bright young scientist refused to give up—ultimately becoming a NASA astronaut who shattered barriers and rocketed to success!
The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the fourth book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you’ll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Dr. Ochoa herself!