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Mae Jemison

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by: Janna Morton

Meet Mae Jemison, scientist, astronaut and the first ever black woman in space.

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.

Specs:

Format: Hardback, 32 pages

ISBN: US 9780711270954, UK 9780711270930

Size: 9.449in x 7.677in / 240mm x 195mm

Published: September 6, 2022

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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

Janna Morton

Janna Morton is an award-winning illustrator from Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Her colourful gouache and mixed media paintings focus on themes of nature, inclusivity, grief, joy and characters who live in the spaces between worlds.

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