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Black History Heroes: 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 Heroes children's book series.

? "This empowering and engaging middle grade biography series about Black changemakers gets off to a strong start.....Strongly recommended for juvenile nonfiction collections."-School Library Journal, starred review

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. Written by former pro-baseball player, inspirational speaker, and author Chris Singleton.

An inspiration to millions, the life of Mae Jemison is indeed proof that Black history matters.

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