The Story of Mae Jemison

by Amy Drorbaugh
Picture Book for All Ages

“I realized I would feel comfortable anywhere in the universe—because I belonged to and was a part of it, as much as any star, planet, asteroid, comet, or nebula.”

Young Mae Jemison was a dreamer. While other girls were expected to become nurses or teachers, Mae just knew she would one day become an astronaut. Fascinated by science and the night sky, Mae pushed through the obstacles before her to become the first female African American astronaut. People everywhere will be inspired by this story of aspiration, determination, and grit and will discover that they can achieve anything they can conceive!

32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Space Science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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