In this biography, you'll meet an important leader in both sports and science—Leland Melvin. Leland was great at both football and science. When he had to stop playing sports, he worked on a new goal. He traded his football helmet for a space suit! He flew two missions into space and taught others the importance of science. With simple, easy-to-read pages and full-color illustrations that bring the story to life, you'll learn about Melvin's dedication, talent, and impact as he went from being a professional football player to an influential NASA astronaut.
History is filled with inspiring leaders who made a difference in their communities and in our world. Each 24-page book in this illustrated biography series tells the story of an important leader in science, the arts, government, sports, and other fields. Texts focus on each leader's early life and greatest accomplishments. Each book includes a time line, pre- and post-reading questions for discussion, and an extension activity.