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Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
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Millbrook Press
Pub Date: 2021
ISBN: 9781541579149
Traci Sorell
Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
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Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

by Traci Sorell

All preorders will receive a bookplate sticker signed by the author and illustrator!

25 random pre-orders will also contain a "golden ticket" which can be redeemed for a US Mint $1 coin honoring the legacy of Mary Golda Ross and Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington.

Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.

Cherokee author Traci Sorell and Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan trace Ross's journey from being the only girl in a high school math class to becoming a teacher to pursuing an engineering degree, joining the top-secret Skunk Works division of Lockheed, and being a mentor for Native Americans and young women interested in engineering. In addition, the narrative highlights Cherokee values including education, working cooperatively, remaining humble, and helping ensure equal opportunity and education for all.