October Sky

Homer Hickam's memoir "October Sky," originally titled "Rocket Boys," chronicles his inspiring journey from a small coal mining town to the vast realms of space exploration through the lens of amateur rocketry. Alongside his friends, Hickam confronts the challenges of his environment and the limitations expected of him by society, driven by a boundless curiosity and dreams of launching rockets. This topic pack provides students the resources to visualize and dissect pivotal moments in Hickam's adolescence, offering insights into the personal and communal conflicts, character evolution, and the resilient spirit of pursuit. Apply the keyword #October Sky to access all content from this pack in the Comic Maker, allowing students to delve into the themes of ambition, innovation, and the power of education.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Into Literature (6-12)