Mae Jemison: Trailblazing Astronaut, Doctor, and Teacher

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118141

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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.

Reading Level
Lexile
940L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
6.2
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Astronomy & Space Biographies Cultural/Diversity Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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