The writing sings says Publisher's Weekly in this inspiring autobiography. Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, is truly a modern hero with a remarkable, inspirational story to tell.
Mae Jemison made history as the first woman of color in space. But she's also taken center stage as an actress, scientist, doctor, and teacher--not to mention all of the top ten lists she's made, including People's 50 Most Beautiful People and the 1999 White House Project's list of the seven women most likely to be elected President. The adventures of her life make for a truly compelling read. To top it all, with her charming sense of humor, Mae is a remarkable storyteller. The variety and richness of Mae Jemison's experiences will inspire every reader who picks up this book.
One thing I was consistent about was testing limits--mine and other people's--especially adults. --Dr. Mae Jemison
This second edition contains new content as well as sixteen, beautiful, black-and-white illustrations!