We Dream of Space
In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, siblings Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas are in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. Cash, the oldest, 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 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. Told in three alternating points of view, this is an unforgettable and thematically rich novel.
- 2021 Newberry Honor
- Includes Erin Entrada Kelly autographed bookplate