Ilan Ramon Jewish Star by Devra Newberger Speregen
  

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Ilan Ramon Jewish Star by Devra Newberger Speregen

Black and White photographs A Sydney Taylor Awards Notable Book Ilan Ramon was a hero in every sense of the word. As a bold fighter pilot, Air Force colonel in the Israeli army, and payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia, he was a role model for many young Israelis. As Israel's first astronaut, he captured the hearts of Jews all around the world and was a national hero and a symbol of hope. Ramon's journey into space occurred as Israelis continued to suffer through a horrendous period of violence, and it helped lift the nation's spirits. For 16 exciting days, Ramon managed to bring a bit of Jewish culture, tradition, and history to the millions of people who followed the space mission. And then tragedy struck: on February 1, 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia and all seven brave astronauts were destroyed during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said, The day will come when we will launch more Israeli astronauts into space. I am sure that each and every one of them will carry in his heart the memory of Ilan Ramon, a pioneer in space travel. Young readers will be captivated by this biography-with its rich portrait of Ramon in words and photographs-it celebrates the life of an extraordinary man and pays tribute to his enormous courage.

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This is an engrossing biography. -Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter Certain to inspire reverence and admiration for this fallen hero. -Hadassah Magazine Hadassah Magazine This is an engaging, informative, and highly recommended biography that showcases the personal story of a courageous combat pilot, astronaut, devoted husband, and father. -Midwest Book Review Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Devra Newberger Speregen has written more than 100 books for children, including the JPS young adult biography, Yoni Netanyahu: Commando at Entebbe. She has also worked as a Jewish pre-schoolteacher and is currently a contributor to BabagaNewz Magazine for children.

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Format

Paperback
120 pages

Author

Devra Newberger Speregen
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Publisher

Jewish Publication Society

Publication date

1st February 2004

ISBN

9780827607699


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