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School decides to read book on Black astronaut to all students after parent complains about it | KMOX Radio

School decides to read book on Black astronaut to all students after parent complains about it | KMOX Radio

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Instead of giving in to the complaint by a parent in the Rockwood School District, the book will now be read to the entire elementary school.

Brian Kelly, KMOX Radio

WILDWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – The Rockwood School District is responding to a parent’s complaint about a book that was read to a second-grade class, by having it read to the entire school. 

The book is called “Ron’s Big Mission,” written about Astronaut Ron McNair – the only Black member of the 1986 NASA Challenger crew. The book focuses on his fight to get a library card in segregated South Carolina when he was a kid growing up there in the 1950s.Listen Live Now on KMOX-AM

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But it apparently didn’t sit well with one parent of Pond Elementary School.

Featured Image, Ron’s Big Mission, Rose Blue (Author), Corinne Naden (Author), Don Tate (Illustrator)
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