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Mae Jemison

Shooting for the Stars: The First Black Woman in Space

104 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Featuring the life of former NASA astronaut, engineer, and physician Mae Jemison, the second title in the new
Black History Matters children's book series from former pro-baseball player, inspirational speaker, and author Chris Singleton.

From Stanford and Cornell to the Peace Corps and from a trip on the space shuttle to an appearance on Start Trek, Mae Jemison’s life continues to feature the hard work and dedication to science, healthcare, and care for others that brought her to the highest levels of a career in science.

An inspiration to millions, Mae Jemison is indeed worthy of the title, Black Hero.

Black History Matters shares the lives and inspirations of black men and women who changed the world,
yesterday, today, and for tomorrow.