Mae Among The Stars By: Roda Ahmed

For Black History Month 2020, I wanted to showcase some amazing books that have been read, reread, forgotten, discovered, and reread yet again. I will be publishing each book on every Tuesday and Thursday throughout February. These are books for every level ; some for a ride in the stroller while others are longer, young adult books. Regardless of the anyones age, these are books that have a positive, progressive social message, or strong minority and/or female characters. They promote understanding of difference, diversity, and inclusion. By being exposed to diverse characters and stories- we teach our children, and ourselves, empathy, respect for others, and visibility to the many other cultures besides our own.

Little Mae was a dreamer.

Those are the opening lines to not only this book, but also the opening lines to all of our lives. We are all born dreamers. Some with more opportunity than others, but this story is of a dreamer named Mae Jamison who became the first African American Astronaut! It is a great book that talks about the idea being a dreamer and thinking about achieving your dreams. Not only did she become the first African American Astronaut, she also was the first African American woman in space! A true example for our children!

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