Mae Among the Stars

Written by Roda Ahmed, Illustrated by Stasia Burrington

When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.

She wanted to be an astronaut.

Her mom told her, “If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.”

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.

–From the publisher

An enjoyable and inspiring story from the early life of Dr. Mae Jemison. The simply told story is paired with bright and colorful illustrations. Students will enjoy seeing that kid’s dreams can come true. This is a great book for teachers to share with students of all ages about perseverance and believing in yourself.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Mae Among the Stars
Written by Roda Ahmed, Illustrated by Stasia Burrington
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
40 pages
Release Date: January 9, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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