Whimsical illustrations alternate between a young Sullivan who liked to fish, study blueprints, and jump at an impromptu flying lesson, and an older Sullivan training for her exacting job at NASA. We see Sullivan shake off sexist comments, and can't help cheer a little when her dream is finally realized. A supplemental essay and history of other American women space pioneers makes this a compelling nonfiction selection.
To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space by Carmella Van Vleet and Kathy Sullivan; illustrated by Nicole Wong. Published by Charlesbridge.