|Blast off into space like Mae Jemison (Work It, Girl)|
Author: Moss, Caroline
Discover how Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space and learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2020 The books in the Work It, Girl series (2 new titles) take a narrative approach to bold, trailblazing women, exploring, with some embellishments, their lives and aspirations. These volumes introduce two Black women who both grew up in Chicago, exceeded expectations in school, and chased big dreams, proving wrong the people who said they couldn’t accomplish what they wanted to. Work It, Girl: Mae Jemison tells of young Mae’s many interests, including dance and science, and how she viewed everything as an opportunity to learn. Unsatisfied with the jobs viewed as appropriate for women, and especially Black women, Jemison pushed boundaries, eventually becoming a doctor, an astronaut with NASA (and the first Black woman in space), and a teacher. Though the books fictionalize dialogue and the thoughts of their subjects, the design, with its cut-paper illustrations and highlighted quotes, is excellent and engrossing. Life lessons, essay questions, and extensive further reading round out the detailed text. A beautifully engaging biography series. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.
Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.