Heroes of Black History
In 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel into space. This alone was a remarkable achievement, but Jemison accomplished so much more. She was a doctor, an engineer, a Peace Corps volunteer, a teacher, and the founder and president of two technology companies. In this lively biography, readers will discover the life of this amazing woman, from childhood through her time at NASA to her accomplishments after leaving the space program. Colorful photographs enliven the text, and sidebars and captions enrich the main text.