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I Love You, Michael Collins

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Jun 19, 2018
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A funny and heartwarming middle-grade historical fiction novel about a girl who writes letters to her favorite astronaut as America prepares for the moon landing. It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong (“So cute!”) and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin (“So cool!”). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else’s dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay out in space with the ship. After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what’s going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her—until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster. And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can’t help but wonder: Does no one stay with the ship anymore? With I Love You, Michael Collins, Lauren Baratz-Logsted has created a heartwarming story about family and being true to yourself. A Margaret Ferguson Book “Baratz-Logsted weaves in just enough history to root Mamie’s story in her time, a moment when a nation came together and felt proud of human possibilities. . . . Readers will be charmed by Mamie’s story of hope in a difficult moment in American history.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of nearly 40 books for adults, teens and children, including the popular nine-book series for young readers called The Sisters 8 which she created with her husband and daughter. Before becoming an author, she was a bookseller, reviewer, freelance editor, sort-of librarian and window washer. She lives in CT with her husband and daughter and the greatest cat ever, Yoyo.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781250158451
Publication Date:
June 19, 2018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1250158451
ATOS® Book Level:
5.09
Accelerated Reader® Points:
7.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
190172
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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