Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy is an Emeritus Professor of School Psychology at San Diego State University. A former biology teacher, she has guided the creation of over 75 science and STEM career books for young readers, as well as written 13 books for children, six of which she coauthored with Sally Ride. These include Mission: Planet Earth as well as The Third Planet, which won the American Institute of Physics Children's Science Writing Award. Tam is also the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based Sally Ride Science, a company that creates programs and publications to inspire young people-especially girls-to stick with science as they go through school. Her book Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space provides an intimate portrait of her life and business partner, Sally Ride.

Tam O'Shaughnessy

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Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space
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Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space

Tam O'Shaughnessy
Square Fish
Square Fish

Before she was an astronaut, Sally Ride was a competitive tennis player. Before she earned a Ph.D. in physics, she was called an underachiever by her high school classmates. This vivid photobiography, written by Sally's life, writing, and business partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, offers a glimpse into the life and mind of astronaut Sally Ride.

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Mission: Save the Planet

Mission: Save the Planet

Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point

PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET

A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact.

From simple measures like turning off the water while you brush your teeth,...

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Mission: Planet Earth

Mission: Planet Earth

Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point

From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet's future.

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