Ron’s Big Mission

Ron’s Big Mission is a fictionalized account of an incident that happened to astronaut Ronald E. McNair when he was nine years old.

What’s the difference between the authors’ fictionalized story and the one Ronald McNair’s brother Carl tells on StoryCorps?

What is Ron’s Big Mission saying about segregation and attitudes toward it? Why? Were blacks allowed in that library (Lake City Public Library) in South Carolina at all in 1959?

I remember hearing Carl McNair tell the story on NPR in January and rushing home to see if a book had been written about it and I found Ron’s Big Mission. I am itching to know if people pick up on what I noticed about the book. Just curious. I would love  to read your thoughts.