Mae Among the Stars
Author Roda Ahmed Illustrated by Stasia Burrington
Age range: 4-8
Open a book full of dreams and possibilities and enter the world of Mae Jemison the first African American woman in space. Mae as a child was a dreamer when asked in an assignment what she wanted to be she wanted to see the earth from outer space. She was encouraged by both her Mom and Dad as they told her: “If you can dream it, if you believe it and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Ahmed brilliantly tells of Mae’s early fascination with being an astronaut- “her eyes would light up” at the possibilities and her goal of waving to her parents from space.
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