Blast Off into Space Like Mae Jemison
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2020, 64 pp., Hardcover. $15.99. www.quartoknows.com
In this imaginatively illustrated book from the “Work It, Girl” series, discover how Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life. When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she loved science, dancing, and dinosaurs. She watched the Apollo Moon landings and wondered why none of the astronauts were women — and she just didn’t buy the answers she was given. Brightly-colored photo illustrations of 3-D cut paper artwork featuring inspiring quotes from this amazing woman bring her story to vivid life. Learn how to work it as you lay the foundations for your own successful career. For ages 8 to 12.