Mae Among the Stars

by Roda Ahmed

Other authorsStasia Burrington (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2018

Status

Checked out
Due 9 May 2021

Collection

Publication

HarperCollins (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages

Library's review

When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.

She wanted to be an astronaut.

Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.”

Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.

This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination. (amazon.com)
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Description

When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents wholeheartedly support.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2018

Physical description

11.5 inches

ISBN

0062651730 / 9780062651730

Barcode

1274
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