Hispanic Star: Ellen Ochoa

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Hispanic Star: Ellen Ochoa

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Read about the first Latina in space, Ellen Ochoa, one of the most groundbreaking, iconic Hispanic and Latinx heroes that have shaped our culture and the world, in this gripping biography written by Claudia Romo Edelman and Nathalie Alonso, with black-and-white illustrations by Manuel Gutierrez, perfect for fans of the Who Was and She Persisted series.

Meet award-winning engineer and veteran astronaut Ellen Ochoa—once just a girl from Los Angeles, California. The granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, Ellen would pursue a career in physics at a young age and go on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. In 1993, Ellen became the first Latina in space. As a retired astronaut, she became the first Hispanic and second female director of the Johnson Space Center, has been an advocate for women and minorities in STEM fields, and was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future.

Claudia Romo Edelman is the Founder of the We Are All Human Foundation. Claudia has worked for 25 years with internationally recognized institutions including the United Nations, UNICEF, the Global Fund and the World Economic Forum. She has a track record in launching global campaigns, and she’s a master of agenda setting. She has been in the driver’s seat of some of the most successful global campaigns in the last decade including: the launch of the SDG’s, Product (RED), the creation of the SDG Lions and rebranding of the UN Refugee Agency.

Nathalie Alonso is a Cuban American writer and journalist from Queens, New York. Since 2006, she has been part of the Spanish editorial team at MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. Nathalie is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. In 2019, she was awarded the inaugural Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature. Her writing for children has appeared in the magazines Faces and Cobblestone. Nathalie earned a B.A. in American studies from Columbia University.

ISBN: 9781250828279

ISBN-10: 9781250828279

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: 09/05/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/05/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English


Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science