Darcy Reeder’s 3-year-old daughter liked a book about the Apollo 11 Landing, but her mother worried she’d think astronauts and scientists are all “men, men, men.” She complained to Brian Floca, the author of Moonshot, she writes on Medium. He wrote back, asking for stories about women working at NASA. Then he made the new edition more inclusive.
Floca mailed us a free, signed copy of the new expanded edition of Moonshot, released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. He made changes. Wonderful changes.
. . . The word “men” still shows up often in the book, but it’s not there alone anymore. On the Launch Control/Mission Control page, just as I requested, he changed “each man” to “everyone.”
And he added an entire page of drawings, featuring a diverse group of people working to make the moon landing possible.
Reeder’s daughter, asked if she’ll ever go to the moon, says, “Of course.”
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