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Mae among the stars /

by Ahmed, Roda [author.]; Burrington, Stasia [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780062651730; 0062651730.Subject(s): Jemison, Mae, 1956- -- Juvenile fiction | Jemison, Mae, 1956- -- Fiction | African American girls -- Juvenile fiction | Astronauts -- Juvenile fiction | Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Astronauts -- Fiction | Parent and child -- Fiction | Picture booksSummary: When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents wholeheartedly support.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>An Amazon Best Book of the Month</p> <p>A beautiful picture book for sharing, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.</p> <p>She wanted to be an astronaut.</p> <p>Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible."</p> <p>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.</p> <p>This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.</p>

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When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents wholeheartedly support.

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Young Mae Jemison's parents encourage her dreams of being an astronaut, but her teacher suggests that Mae consider becoming a nurse instead. Inspired by the childhood of the first African American woman in space, this fictionalized picture book should inspire young readers to believe in and work hard for their dreams despite obstacles. The ink and digital illustrations capture Mae's enthusiasm and determination. Author's note included. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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