This is book number 81 in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.
Mae loved science and was so bright that she started college at just 16, and was training to be a doctor by the age of 20. She joined the Peace Corps, using her medical knowledge to help people in countries all around the world. Upon returning to the United States, she was accepted into NASA's astronaut program.
After hard work and training, in 1992 Mae became the first Black woman to travel into space! This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the groundbreaking astronaut's life.
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Janna Morton is an award winning illustrator whose colorful work focuses on themes of nature, inclusivity, overlooked beauty, grief, and joy. Janna’s work has been honored by American Illustration and CMYK Magazine’s Top New Creatives. Her work has been exhibited in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, Light Grey Art Lab, and Spur Gallery. Her work has been featured on Print Mag, Brown Paper Bag, The Fox is Black, and Buzzfeed. She will be an artist in residence at the Illustration Institute in 2021 and Trailer Blaze in 2022. In addition to illustration, Janna is very passionate about picnics, vintage-inspired fashion, and Halloween! Janna lives in Baltimore with her cat, Béla Lugosi, and her boyfriend, Christopher.