Friday, October 14, 2016

You Should Meet Mae Jemison by Laurie Calkhoven -ESSENTIAL

Jemison, Mae  You Should Meet Mae Jemison (Level #3 Early Reader) 48 pgs. Simon, 2016 $3.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G

This is an early reader level 3 biography of the first African-American woman in space Mae Jemison. Readers learn that as a child she was into science and always very curious. She grew up to become a doctor and join the peace corps and when her chance came, she applied to the space program and became an astronaut. She has continued to educate and give back to the world through various programs and initiatives. Filled with illustrations.

This is the best biography for students of Mae Jemison I have read. Her life is so amazing and inspiring. Best of all she continues to be an ongoing role model today. There is a perfect amount of information which will be both fun and interesting for student readers. The illustrations are absolutely wonderful and engaging. I would add this to my library in a heartbeat.

EL(K-3) –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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