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Mae Jemison (Little People, Big Dreams) (original 2022; edition 2022)

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Janna Morton (Illustrator)

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"When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she dreamed of blasting off into space on a rocket ship. She was so excited as she watched the Apollo Moon landings, but she wondered... why none of the astronauts were women? Mae loved science and was so bright that she started college at just 16, and was training to be a doctor by the age of 20. She joined the Peace Corps, using her medical knowledge to help people in countries all around the world. Upon returning to the United States, she was accepted into NASA's astronaut program. After hard work and training, in 1992 Mae became the first Black woman to travel into space! This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the groundbreaking astronaut's life."… (more)
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Title:Mae Jemison (Little People, Big Dreams)
Authors:Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Other authors:Janna Morton (Illustrator)
Info:Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Collections:Read 2024, Currently reading, Read, Read but unowned, Children's Books
Rating:****
Tags:Addy, non-fiction, astronauts, picture book, read, read 2024

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Mae Jemison (Volume 81) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 85) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (2022)

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Mae Jemison by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara explores the life of this extremely intelligent woman. By age 20, Jemison was already in medical school. She put her training to good use with the Peace Corps. Once her stint with them was over, Jemison decided to make a childhood dream come true. She applied to and was accepted into NASA's astronaut program. In 1992, Jemison became the first black woman in space!

The end of the book contains a more detailed look at Jemison's life, using language suited for much older readers. Inspirational and educational both, this entire series is great! I read this with my cubs. We love this series! Highly recommended!

***Many thanks to the Netgalley & Quarto Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. ( )
  PardaMustang | Apr 29, 2023 |
May Jemison was the first black female astronaut for the US. When she was younger, she was told her dreams were too hard to attain, and she decided to prove everyone wrong. She was a star student, a medical doctor, and eventually an astronaut. She continues to help others achieve their dreams now that she saw some of hers. I love that this book shows how important education is, and that you can do and be anything no matter who you start out as in life. ( )
  LibrarianRyan | Oct 28, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
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"When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she dreamed of blasting off into space on a rocket ship. She was so excited as she watched the Apollo Moon landings, but she wondered... why none of the astronauts were women? Mae loved science and was so bright that she started college at just 16, and was training to be a doctor by the age of 20. She joined the Peace Corps, using her medical knowledge to help people in countries all around the world. Upon returning to the United States, she was accepted into NASA's astronaut program. After hard work and training, in 1992 Mae became the first Black woman to travel into space! This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the groundbreaking astronaut's life."

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