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Mae Jemison, written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Janna Morton - hardcover

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Summary
"When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she dreamed of blasting off into space on a rocket ship. 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 just 16, and was training to be a doctor by the age of 20. She joined the Peace Corps, using her medical knowledge to help people in countries all around the world. Upon returning to the United States, she was accepted into NASA's astronaut program. 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.", --Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged), color illustrations, 25 cm.
Isbn
9780711270954

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  • Rockport Public Library

    17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966, US
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