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Hayley Rides Into Space Launches On Speakaboos In March

February 27, 2016

A unique interactive digital story inspired by Sally Ride is coming to Speakaboos. In Hayley Rides Into Space the legendary American hero and first American female astronaut in space is celebrated in a newly animated story featuring a spirited and adventurous girl, Hayley, who dreams of becoming an astronaut like Sally Ride and exploring outer space. Young readers can be inspired by Hayley’s love of space as she prepares for her first mission, experiences weightlessness, and launches her first satellite. Hayley Rides Into Space launches on Speakaboos on March 21, 2016.


Hayley Rides Into Space is a collaboration between Speakaboos and David Bruce Smith. In addition to being a well known history author, Mr. Smith is the President and founder of The Grateful AmericanTM Foundation, an organization dedicated to restoring the enthusiasm in American history for kids and adults.

Speakaboos is a digital library that motivates children to read, explore, and discover stories they love based on their interests. Its custom library is designed around high-interest categories that feature stories with rich illustrations, animated characters, and touchscreen interactions that bring favorite and new stories to life, support comprehension and keep children engaged while learning. Speakaboos is a multi-platform subscription service that delivers educational, entertaining, interactive stories to children. The digital library can be enjoyed on computers, tablets, or mobile devices at home, on the go, in schools, or in libraries.