Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

by Eric Braun

Text and photographs present the life of Mae Jemision and how she became the first African American women astronaut.


Text and photographs present the life of Mae Jemision and how she became the first African American women astronaut.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This title in the "First Biographies" series for early readers presents the life of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman astronaut. The body of the text is accompanied by photographs and a running timeline of the major events in Jemison's life: her initial interest in science, her work as a doctor, her training as an astronaut, and her historic flight on the space shuttle Endeavor. Students will also be interested in Jemison's life after NASA, when she starts a science camp for kids. This mini-biography is limited to the most basic facts about Jemison. It introduces early readers to some subject-specific vocabulary words (i.e. astronaut and experiment) and defines them in a glossary; other features for early readers include a short bibliography, a link to Internet sites authenticated by Capstone Press, and an index. 2006, Capstone Press/Pebble Books, Ages 5 to 7.
—Anamaria Anderson
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Through simple sentences and black-and-white photographs, readers are given snapshots into the lives of three notable African-American women. Coleman was the first woman of her race to earn a pilot's license, Jemison was the first African-American astronaut, and Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals at the Olympics. Short chapters, with a time line at the bottom of the page, give basic biographical information and show how these women continue to be an inspiration for all. On each spread, a photograph faces a paragraph of large-print text. The concise information is perfect for the intended age group.-Tracy Bell, Eastway Elementary School, Durham, NC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
First Biographies Series
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

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