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About the Author
Roda Ahmed is a Norwegian author and columnist born in Hargeisa, Somalia. Roda is the bestselling author of Forberedelsen (The Preparations). Mae Among the Stars is her first children's book. She can speak five languages: Somali, Arabic, Norwegian, English, and French. Roda lives in LA with her husband and two children. For more info check out www.rodaworld.com.
Stasia Burrington is a Japanese-American illustrator and fine artist who makes her home in SeaTac, Washington, with her partner and two cats. She loves experimental cooking, camping, and everything having to do with science and science fiction.
"Ahmed and Burrington have created a love letter to Jemison with this appealing picture book biography...[t]he emphasis on Jemison's lifelong passion for space science will inspire readers to have confidence in the trajectory of their own interests."--School Library Journal
"A starry addition to picture book biography collections."--School Library Journal
"Burrington's cute, playful paintings match the dreamy focus of the story, particularly her star-splattered nighttime scenes...[the] inspirational tone
will strike the right note for those just learning about the astronaut."--Booklist