The Story of Mae Jemison

by Amy Drorbaugh
Rated 4.4 out of 5

Hero for Dreamers!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 2, 2021

This was such an inspiring story of an incredible woman who didn’t give up. Her love of life and learning is contagious!

Lezlie I.

Inspiring biography

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

We loved reading about Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut. My girls and boys alike were inspired by her hard work to make her dreams come true! We ended up watching youtube videos to learn more about her and about her mission into space. One of my kids really wants to work for NASA one day, so he especially enjoyed this book. My girls who dance were excited that Mae also excelled in dance, as well as being a scientist and a doctor.

Danielle B

Beautiful and inspiring!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2021

I love that my daughters keep rereading this one! So inspiring!


Didn't care for it.

Rated 1 out of 5
October 25, 2021

First time buying the science units. I bought space and marine biology. I decided to try the read aloud that were suggested. Next time I will make sure to download the samples. Loved the marine one didn’t care for space ones especially this book. I was hoping for more books that actually had to do with space. Planets, space shuttles or what itsike to be an astronaut. I wish it would have said this was about a biography. Honestly the biography was not well written and boring. Wouldn’t recommend.


Inspiring story!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2021

I read this to my kids and we all really enjoyed learning about Mae Jemison. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is told just right for the various ages of my kids. Ms Jemison is truly inspirational in her determination, curiosity, and love of all things beautiful. She’s a great example of working hard and overcoming obstacles to achieve her goals.

Mackenzie S
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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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