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Black History Heroes: Mae Jemison

A critically acclaimed kids biography of Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space!

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104 pages • 5.5 in x 8.5 in • Ideal for kids 7-10 years old

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★ “This empowering and engaging middle grade biography series about Black changemakers gets off to a strong start.....Strongly recommended for juvenile nonfiction collections.”—School Library Journal, starred review

From Stanford and Cornell to the Peace Corps and from a trip on the space shuttle to an appearance on Start Trek, Mae Jemison’s life continues to feature the hard work and dedication to science, healthcare, and care for others that brought her to the highest levels of a career in science. Written by former pro-baseball player, inspirational speaker, and author Chris Singleton with Ryan G. Van Cleave.

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  • Chris Singleton

    Chris Singleton is an inspirational speaker and former professional baseball player who travels the country as a student achievement specialist. Chris has spoken to over 60,000 students and teachers across the nation and has helped thousands of students and teachers overcome hardships and excel in the classroom. Chris’s speech on overcoming hate with love has been seen or shared millions of times and has gotten him featured on Lifetime, ESPN E:60, USA Today, CNN, and Fox News. Chris is a proud father of his son, CJ, and a proud husband to his high school sweetheart, Mariana.

    Chris Singleton 
  • Adriana Pérez Perales

    Adriana is a freelance illustrator from Mexico. Her clients include Oxford University Press, Scholastic, Get Ready Comics, and many others.

    Adriana Pérez Perales 
  • Ryan G. Van Cleave

    Ryan G. Van Cleave wrote his first poem at age five, and he’s been writing, reading, and loving poetry ever since. He earned a PhD in American literature with an emphasis in poetry and has taught at numerous colleges and universities. As The Picture Book Whisperer, he helps celebrities and high-profile clients write picture books and kidlit projects.

    Ryan G. Van Cleave 
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