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Mae Jemison : trailblazing astronaut, doctor, and teacher / Linda Barghoorn.

Barghoorn, Linda, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778726937
  • ISBN: 9780778727040
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: St. Catharines, Ontario ; Crabtree Publishing Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Space dreams -- Reaching for the stars -- Chasing a dream -- The road to NASA -- Advancing science and space exploration -- Writing prompts -- Learning more -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
"The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education--especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10.
Grades 4 to 6.
940L Lexile
Subject: Jemison, Mae, 1956- > Juvenile literature.
Jemison, Mae, 1956-
African American women astronauts > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women astronauts > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Astronauts > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight > Juvenile literature.
African American women astronauts > Biography.
Women astronauts > United States > Biography.
Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Manned space flight.
Genre: Biographies.

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