An Astronaut’s Legacy: The Story of Ellison S. Onizuka

Item # 151373.

Written by Lisa Nikaido Arakaki. Illustrated by Mitchell Fong.

For many of us who witnessed the horror of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, the reality of spaceflight’s risks curtailed whimsical fantasies of traveling to the moon in the near future. For the Nikkei community, it was especially heartbreaking - we lost our hometown hero, Ellison S. Onizuka. Since then, books, stories and articles have been written about the disaster but not too much is known about the quiet sansei astronaut. Arakaki introduces Onizuka's life in illustrations so that his life story can be experienced by younger generations  Paper: 24 pp.

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