She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla, Paperback / softback Book

She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, Gillian Flint

Part of the She Persisted series

Paperback / softback

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Born and raised in India, Kalpana Chawla was discouraged from pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering because there were limited career options for women in that field.

But she persisted, getting her degree and then moving to the US to obtain other, more advanced education before joining NASA and becoming the first Indian-born woman to go to space.

Though she was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, she continues to inspire girls in India and around the world to pursue their dreams of spaceflight. In this chapter book biography by acclaimed author Raakhee Mirchandani, readers learn about the amazing life of Kalpana Chawla--and how she persisted.

Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton.