My Blog

Roger Reid’s Space Rockets to Alabama Department of Ed’s Emphasis on Reading List

Space, the young adult novel by Roger Reid, has been named to the Alabama Department of Education’s Emphasis on Reading list for the school year 2009-2010. Mr. Reid was the only Alabama author to have a book so designated.

Criteria for the award include quality of writing, character development and appeal to young readers. Library media specialists vote to select titles that will be ultimately voted on by kids themselves. The children’s choices become those named to the final list. Books are selected in three grade level categories: K-1, 2-3, and 4-6. The list of 2009-2010 books can be found on the program website.

Space is set at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and blends an exciting mystery story with intriguing morsels of scientific facts about astronomy and America’s space program. The book is available from NewSouth Books, Amazon, or your favorite local or online book retailer.