Based on the book written by Homer H. Hickam jr.
Rocket Boys, written by Homer H. Hickam junior, is a wonderful memoir written in the setting of the 1950's, 1960's that tells of the tale of a young boy who strives to achieve his dreams in becoming a rocket scientists as told through his own eyes. This story takes place in a small town called Coalwood, in West Virginia where things could be as normal as could be. The mines are where most of the families in Coalwood make a living. Although some of these families children have taken it upon themselves to do something different, something out of the ordinary. These boys were known as the Rocket Boys by the community. These boy were Homer Hickam jr. (mostly known as Sonny), Quentin, O'Dell, Roy Lee, Billy, and Sherman also known as the BCMA( the Big Creek Missle Agency). Together these boys make Coalwood history into launching their rockets in the air.