Mae Among the Stars

Mae Among the Stars

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A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts.

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 226 x 287 x 11mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062651730
  • 9780062651730
  • 7,383

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Inspired by the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space.

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

Follow Mae as she learns that if you can dream it and you work hard for it, anything is possible.
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Review quote

"Ahmed and Burrington have created a love letter to Jemison with this appealing picture book biography. The emphasis on Jemison's lifelong passion for space science will inspire readers to have confidence in the trajectory of their own interests."--School Library Journal
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Rating details

1,469 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 41% (605)
4 40% (581)
3 17% (246)
2 2% (30)
1 0% (7)
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