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(sous –titre : L’histoire plus ou moins vraie d’un mari, de sa femme, et de…

(sous –titre : L’histoire plus ou moins vraie d’un mari, de sa femme, et de…

Biography of Homer Hickam who grew up set to be a Kentucky coal miner, but "educated" himself out of that world, eventually to become a rocket scientist for NASA.

October Sky is a memoir, the true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a boy trying to pursue his dream to build rockets. This story teaches across the curriculum in Science and English Language Arts.

Q & A with Homer Hickam: Rocket Boys and Science Experiments Gone Wrong

One of WV's most talented authors, wrote Rocket Boys (which the movie October Sky was based on) and several other novels. I especially enjoy the book he wrote called Red Helmet!

I had not heard of Homer Hickam Jr. before moving to Huntsville, and I had not read his memoir, "Rocket Boys," or watched the 1999 big screen adaption of his story, "October Sky" until this week. What an interesting, and inspiring, story I was missing.

'October Sky' does good job of telling Homer Hickam Jr.'s remarkable story

Photo of Jake Gyllenhaal portraying author & West Virginian Homer Hickam in October Sky. The book Rocket Boys is still going strong after 15 years!

Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.

Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky. Hcml and Brunswick have book

Download Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam - BookBub

Download Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam - BookBub

My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer by Anousheh Ansari.  And co-written by Homer Hickam who wrote some of my favorite books, October Sky and Rocket Boys.  My Dream of Stars is woman's account of her journey making it into space.  She is inspires to not stop dreaming.

My dream of stars: from daughter of Iran to space pioneer by Anousheh Ansari with Homer Hickam

October Sky by Homer Hickam. Why do we struggle to inspire our kids, especially boys when there are books like this available to us.

October Sky by Homer Hickam. Why do we struggle to inspire our kids, especially boys when there are books like this available to us.

A teacher/student guide to use with the novel October Sky/Rocket Boys written by Homer Hickam. Includes pre-reading questions, chapter by chapter vocabulary, science concepts and discussion questions.

Space Exploration: October Sky/Rocket Boys (The Science Behind the Story)

A teacher/student guide to use with the novel October Sky/Rocket Boys written by Homer Hickam. Includes pre-reading questions, chapter by chapter vocabulary, science concepts and discussion questions.

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam--Read November 2015....this will make a great movie!

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam--Read November will make a great movie!

The Coalwood Way 	  By: Homer Hickam  Lost References:        The book is shown on the bookshelf in the DHARMA classroom when the Hostiles attack. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")

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The Coalwood Way By: Homer Hickam Lost References: The book is shown on the bookshelf in the DHARMA classroom when the Hostiles attack.

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