Hayley Rides into Space, is a new interactive Speakaboos story inspired by Sally Ride, the legendary hero and first American female astronaut in space. The story features a spirited and adventurous girl, Hayley, who dreams of becoming an astronaut like Sally Ride. Readers can be inspired by Hayley’s love of space as she prepares for her first mission, experiences weightlessness, and launches her first satellite.
Hayley Rides Into Space is a collaboration between Speakaboos and David Bruce Smith. In addition to being a well known history author, Mr. Smith is the President and founder of The Grateful American™ Foundation, an organization dedicated to restoring the enthusiasm in American history for kids and adults. He is also the Co-founder and a Judge for The Grateful American Book Prize, a literary award for excellence in writing, storytelling and illustration for children’s historical non-fiction and fiction focused on the events and personalities that have shaped the United States since the country’s founding.