Fly High, John Glenn--The True Story of an American Hero

Fly High, John Glenn--The Story of an American Hero’ by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Maurizio A.C. Quarello--This uplifting biography is fascinating. Clearly, John Glenn was born to fly; he had model airplanes hanging from his bedroom ceiling when he was just a tyke. He didn't actually learn to fly until he was 20. There was no stopping him after that! He became a highly decorated WWII fighter pilot, then test pilot, then Mercury astronaut and the first man to go into space. He was fearless, eventually becoming a United States Senator and flying in the space shuttle at the age of 90. (Non-Fiction)