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Children's LiteratureThis 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.