Mae Among the Stars Read Online Free - Inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison.
When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.
She wanted to be an astronaut.
Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.”
Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.
|Title||:||Mae Among the Stars|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
February 12, 2018
This is a sweet, simplistic book, but it's also a missed opportunity. Mae Jemison's life is so interesting that much more could be written than just I-wanted-something-and-a-teacher-made-me-sad-and-then-I-wanted-it-again. Kids can handle depth of character and historical context, and it's a shame...
January 15, 2018
This book was really pretty and had a good story, too. I wish there was some back matter to show where the author got her facts from or for further reading. Still, I like the message of, "If I can dream it, if I can believe in it, and if I work hard for it, anything is possible." Also did I menti...
February 10, 2018
Reviewed for YA Books Central
A beautiful story with a beautiful message.
Mae is a young girl with a big dream. She wants to be an astronaut. She wants to go up among the stars. Throughout her life, people tell her to choose a different, more practical dream. "Be a nurse" one teacher tells her. Th...
March 03, 2018
As a little girl, Dr. Mae Jemison dreamt of becoming an astronaut. Her mother in particular supported her dreams even when one of her teachers explained that someone like Mae should consider being a nurse instead. Looking at Dr. Jemison’s career through the lens of her childhood dreams makes for...
February 19, 2018
Based on the life of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, a book about making dreams happen. No matter the hurdles, Mae stuck to what her parents told her often, “If you can dream it, if you believe it and work hard for it, anything is possible.” She did dream and beli...
January 21, 2018
Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space. To become an astronaut is quite an impressive achievement for anyone, let alone a woman, let alone an African-American woman. When she was a young child Mae was determined to "dance in space". Her parents encouraged her to dream, work har...
March 01, 2018
Miss Bell asked, "Mae, are you sure you don't want to be a nurse? Nursing would be a good profession for someone like you." If a teacher made a comment like that today, you better believe a parent would be calling the school to complain! I was relieved that her parents were encouraging and told h...
March 07, 2018
Even for a picture book, this was disappointingly shallow and sparse. While it shows that Mae and her family are African-American, and it shows her teacher and classmates telling her she can't be an astronaut, there is nothing deeper, not even a conversation between Mae and her mother about WHY h...
February 09, 2018
This is a nice picture book biography that tells young readers about the early life of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. The simple text along with the kid-friendly illustrations, make this a good starting point to inspire further research. There’s more biographical informat...
January 29, 2018
I love Mae Jemison, and so I was very excited about this book. The illustrations are beautiful, and dreamy, setting the tone of the book and it's message of following your dream. The writing was disappointing and the focus of a young girls dream rather than a young woman's hard work was a let dow...