Little People, Big Dreams Mae Jemison by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Mae Jemison dreamed of blasting on a rocket ship into space when she was a little girl. 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 16 and was training to be a doctor by age 20. She joined the Peace Corps, using her medical knowledge to help people in countries all around the world
She was accepted into NASA's astronaut program upon returning to the United States. 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.
Recommended for ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages