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Mae Among the Stars

Mae Among the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roda Ahmed
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063055708
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A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts. When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space. This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.

Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie Calkhoven
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481476513
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Mae Jemison by Laurie Calkhoven Summary

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.” Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut! Did you know before Mae was an astronaut, she went to medical school and joined the Peace Corps? But she never forgot her childhood dream to travel to outer space. So in 1985 she applied to NASA’s astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Mae flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and made history—just like you can if you follow your dreams! A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a fun timeline filled with interesting trivia facts about space! With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

The Thing About Bees

The Thing About Bees Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shabazz Larkin
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 1430144491
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An exploration of the importance of bees in our world is offered through the author's lyrical observations to his young sons, often with analogies between the insects and children, and always beautifully presented with unconditional love for them both.

How to Catch a Yeti

How to Catch a Yeti Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Wallace
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1728216753
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How to Catch a Yeti by Adam Wallace Summary

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling team comes a new, epic winter adventure in the How to Catch series! When our brilliant Catch Club Kids hear about the legendary Yeti, they head to the mountains to catch a glimpse and prove it really exists! Full of hilarious high jinks and clever traps, How to Catch a Yeti is a fun-filled ride you wont want to miss! Will our Catch Club Kids catch the Yeti and prove he exists? Or will the Yeti remain a mystery to the world? Legend has it there lives a beast we really want to meet. Hes extra huge with snow-white fur and giant, fuzzy feet! I know the Yeti does exist, and I can prove it too! And with my friends, well find him fast before the day is through!

Mae C. Jemison

Mae C. Jemison Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meeg Pincus
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1731615337
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Mae C. Jemison by Meeg Pincus Summary

Women in Science and Technology: Mae C. Jemison gives readers in grades 1-3 a brief biography of the first African-American woman astronaut, Mae C. Jemison. Readers will discover that she is also a doctor, dancer, businesswoman, and educator. Learn about how Mae went from a child with big dreams to a woman who inspires many. The biographies in this collection introduce students to influential women in science and technology, from astronauts to medical doctors. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, a time line, and an extention activity.

I Will Dance

I Will Dance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Bo Flood
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534430628
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This poetic and uplifting picture book illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines follows a young girl born with cerebral palsy as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer. Like many young girls, Eva longs to dance. But unlike many would-be dancers, Eva has cerebral palsy. She doesn’t know what dance looks like for someone who uses a wheelchair. Then Eva learns of a place that has created a class for dancers of all abilities. Her first movements in the studio are tentative, but with the encouragement of her instructor and fellow students, Eva becomes more confident. Eva knows she’s found a place where she belongs. At last her dream of dancing has come true.

My Journey to the Stars

My Journey to the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Kelly
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735263493
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In this debut autobiographical picture book, celebrated astronaut Scott Kelly describes how he -- and his twin brother -- grew up to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. As Scott Kelly prepares to blast back to Earth after a record-breaking year spent on the International Space Station, he thinks about what brought him here and what awaits him at home. Scott's partner-in-crime is his twin brother, Mark. They spent their childhood getting in and out of scrapes. They had a talent for finding trouble and taking risks, which turned out to be great training for the biggest risk of all -- space travel. Along the way to becoming astronauts, they learned to be peacemakers, to stay calm in the toughest of times, to support their family, to work hard and take small steps towards their goals. Scott learned that he needed people to believe in him, as his principal did, even though he was at first a terrible student who couldn't sit still. All of these skills served him well during his year on the ISS, where he and his crew ran 400 experiments and he himself became a test subject. The sacrifices Scott made, the dangers he faced and the sight of our beautiful planet from space made coming home even sweeter.

Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina

Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald Jacobsen
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423656814
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Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina by Donald Jacobsen Summary

Celestina is a little girl with a big dream. Can she overcome peer pressure and bullying to accomplish her astral ambition? Well, said Miss Stella, it's time that you soar. Trade in your ballet shoes for the great rocket's roar. Dream your big dreams and never give in. It is never too late for you to begin. Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina is a beautifully illustrated story that teaches kids about the importance of holding on to their hopes and dreams in the face of bullying and peer pressure. This thought-provoking story also highlights the impact that our words and actions can have on others, good or bad, and challenges gender stereotypes in the workforce. Donald Jacobsen is a husband, father, registered nurse, and sometimes-writer living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. Donald's clinical nursing experience comes from 10 years in the field, with a background in emergency nursing and EMS, case management, nursing informatics, and a variety of other settings. Donald's experience otherwise comes from living an amazing life with his wondrous wife, two beautiful daughters, and their mopey rescue dog, Yoda. Learn more at http://www.donaldjacobsen.com.

Among the Stars

Among the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481415999
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May Bird has always been a bit. . . different. While most of her classmates were riding their bikes, she was running around the West Virginia woods, dressed as a warrior princess with her hairless cat at her side. And while most of her classmates were spending their summer vacations going to birthday parties, May was discovering a mysterious lake hidden among the trees -- and stumbling into the land of ghosts, the Ever After. A fearful and fantastic realm located among the stars, the Ever After is full of phantoms and poltergeists, ghouls and goblins, and all manner of things that go bump in the night. And if May is to find her way out again, she must reach the mysterious Lady of North Farm, who lives in a cold, forbidding land that even the spooks find spooky. With her courageous (yet melancholy) kitty and a ragtag group of spectral friends she's picked up along the way, May is determined to escape the Afterlife. But her travels will bring her face-to-face with her worst fears: a devious pursuer; a truly horrifying dance party under the sea, hosted by the Bogey (aka Boogie) Man; and the Ever After's terrible ruler, Evil Bo Cleevil. And when all of these things collide, there's no telling who will find courage to make it through. . . or who will be left behind.

The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space - An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison

The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space - An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maya Cointreau
Editor: Earth Lodge
ISBN: 1944396179
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The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space - An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison by Maya Cointreau Summary

The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space is the second book in The Girls Who Could Series. It tells the tale of young Mae Jemison, the creative girl who became a doctor, an engineer, a dancer, and an astronaut. Mae Jemison teaches us that art and science are natural expressions of creativity and imagination. Nurture them both, and go where your dreams take you! The Girls Who Could is a fun, colorful series of stories about real women who have made a difference in the world through inspired action. By giving young girls examples of people who have done big, amazing things, children grow up with a template of achievement upon which to grow and expand their own dreams and goals. Praise for The Girl Who Could Talk to Computers: "Love love love this book! It is perfect for my small neice, who is always building and doing puzzles -- I can't wait for more books from this authors for kids." "This book is a huge hit at home with at my toy store. Kids love the simple, bright pictures. Grown-ups love the intelligently written rhymes that get across the main message and accomplishments of Grace Hopper's innovative life, without boring or confusing the children. There are sixteen, 4-line stanzas, each accompanied by an illustration. The book is perfect for young kids that are just starting to read, and I really like how it is geared towards inspiring girls, yet the drawings and story is not pink and frilly, so it can just as easily be read to boys, too. The main message of the book is that when you use your head "nothing's impossible, you can do it, you bet!""

Maryam's Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam's Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan Reid
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063089513
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Maryam's Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani by Megan Reid Summary

From Althea Gibson author Megan Reid and rising star artist Aaliya Jaleel, illustrator of Under My Hijab, comes the first picture book about trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the world’s most prestigious honor in mathematics. Perfect for fans of Hidden Figures and Mae Among the Stars. As a little girl, Maryam Mirzakhani was spellbound by stories. She loved reading in Tehran’s crowded bookstores, and at home she'd spend hours crafting her own tales on giant rolls of paper. Maryam loved school, especially her classes in reading and writing. But she did not like math. Numbers were nowhere near as interesting as the bold, adventurous characters she found in books. Until Maryam unexpectedly discovered a new genre of storytelling: In geometry, numbers became shapes, each with its own fascinating personality—making every equation a brilliant story waiting to be told. As an adult, Maryam became a professor, inventing new formulas to solve some of math's most complicated puzzles. And she made history by becoming the first woman—and the first Iranian—to win the Fields Medal, mathematics’ highest award. Maryam's Magic is the true story of a girl whose creativity and love of stories helped her—and the world—to see math in a new and inspiring way.

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helaine Becker
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 125020805X
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker Summary

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures. You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history. Christy Ottaviano Books

Marvelous Cornelius

Marvelous Cornelius Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phil Bildner
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452136955
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In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade. But then came the rising Mississippi—and a storm greater than anyone had seen before. In this heartwarming book about a real garbage man, Phil Bildner and John Parra tell the inspiring story of a humble man and the heroic difference he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

To the Stars!

To the Stars! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmella Van Vleet,Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1607348527
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To the Stars! by Carmella Van Vleet,Dr. Kathy Sullivan Summary

Kathy Sullivan wanted to go everywhere. She loved blueprints and maps. She loved languages and the ocean. She didn’t like the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She wanted to explore and do exciting things that girls weren’t supposed to be able to do. Only men had the exciting jobs. Kathy liked fishing and swimming; flying planes and studying science. That’s what she liked and that’s what she decided to do with her life. She followed her heart and eventually became a NASA astronaut and the first woman to walk in space. Kathy wanted to see the whole world and so she did: from space! Backmatter includes further information about Dr. Sullivan and her career, as well as other famous firsts made by women astronauts.

Me and My Place in Space

Me and My Place in Space Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Sweeney
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524773654
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Where am I in the solar system? A beloved bestseller, now refreshed with new art from Christine Gore, that will help children discover their place in the Milky Way. Where is the earth? Where is the sun? Where are the stars? Now with new art by Christine Gore, here is an out-of-this world introduction to the universe for children. With Earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system. In clear language, drawings, and diagrams, space unfolds before a child's eyes. Colorful illustrations, filled with fun detail, give children a lot to look for on every page, and a glossary helps reinforce new words and concepts. A terrific teaching tool, Me and My Place in Space is an easy and enjoyable way to introduce the concept of space to budding astronomers.

The Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5

The Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melanie Meehan,Kelsey Sorum
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1071840894
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The Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5 by Melanie Meehan,Kelsey Sorum Summary

"This book is an instructive call to action for all of us who need to be reminded of what hope enacted as classroom practice can look like." — Cornelius Minor Every classroom is shaped by the skills, languages, social and cultural identities, perspectives, and passions of the children within it. When you approach writing instruction with a deep understanding of children in your classroom, everything else—assessment, planning, differentiated instruction, mentor and shared texts—begins to fall into place. And you can teach writing with inclusion, equity, and agency at the forefront. Authors Melanie Meehan and Kelsey Sorum show you how to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of the whole child. Each chapter offers intentional steps for responsive instruction across four domains: academic, linguistic, cultural, and social-emotional. Features include: Inspiration, classroom examples, and scaffolded tips for creating individualized resources Customizable information-gathering and planning tools, classroom charts, and writing samples Space for making notes and working through ideas Links to online content, including printable templates Just as you adapt instruction to your students, this book adapts to you. The authors designed every guide, tool, and resource to be usable in its original form, or customized as you see fit. This indispensable resource will make responsive instruction actionable—and your students feel valued and heard as they recognize the possibility and power they have as writers.

Summer Bridge Activities®

Summer Bridge Activities® Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
Editor: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
ISBN: 1483818977
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Workbook Features: • Ages 5-7, Grades K-1 • 160 pages, about 8 inches x 10 1⁄2 inches • Reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more • Includes fun fitness activities • Flash cards, stickers, completion certificate, and answer key included Hands-On Summer Learning: Summer Bridge Activities Workbook helps kindergarteners—first graders keep their skills sharp during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss through fun practice pages and activities, fitness activities, and more. What’s Included: This book covers all subjects, focusing on reading skills, handwriting practice, counting, social studies, science experiments, fitness activities, and more. Flash cards, reward stickers, and a completion certificate are included. How It Works: Each page is numbered by day so kids and parents can track progress and reach monthly learning goals. Each activity features clear, step-by-step instructions and practice pages to help sharpen students' skills for the school year ahead. Just 15 Minutes A Day: Two months of learning loss occurs during the summer, with the highest losses being in math and spelling. This activity book is designed to prevent summer learning loss in just 15 minutes per day through hands-on activities. Why Summer Bridge: Award-winning Summer Bridge Activities® engage children's creativity and learning potential and keep kids mentally and physically active to prevent summer learning loss and pave the way for a successful new school year ahead.

Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math

Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Kreisberg,Matthew L. Beyranevand
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1071810871
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Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math by Hilary Kreisberg,Matthew L. Beyranevand Summary

How to build productive relationships in math education I wasn’t taught this way. I can’t help my child! These are common refrains from today’s parents and guardians, who are often overwhelmed, confused, worried, and frustrated about how to best support their children with what they see as the "new math." The problem has been compounded by the shift to more distance learning in response to a global pandemic. Partnering With Parents in Elementary School Math provides educators with long overdue guidance on how to productively partner and communicate with families about their children’s mathematics learning. It includes reproducible surveys, letters, and planning documents that can be used to improve the home-school relationship, which in turn helps students, parents, teachers, and education leaders alike. Readers will find guidance on how to: · Understand and empathize with what fuels parents’ anxieties and concerns · Align as a school and set parents’ expectations about what math instruction their children will experience and how it will help them · Communicate clearly and productively with parents about their students’ progress, strengths, and needs in math · Run informative and fun family events · support homework · Coach parents to portray a productive disposition about math in front of their children Educators, families, and students are best served when proactive, productive, and healthy relationships have been developed with each other and with the realities of today′s math education. This guide shows how these relationships can be built.

Movie Stars Do the Dumbest Things

Movie Stars Do the Dumbest Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Moser
Editor: Renaissance Books
ISBN: 9781429978378
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Johnny Depp. Marilyn Monroe. Marlon Brando. Leonardo DiCaprio. Woody Allen. Shanron Stone. What do all of these actors have in common? They're outrageous, receive huge salaries, have enormous egos, and have way too much spare time. Their out-of-control lifestyles prove that, as one Hollywood observer noted, "Hollywood is a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat." You'll learn which director was furious when he was misquoted as saying, "Actors are cattle." He claimed he had really said, "Actors should be treated as cattle." You'll discover that Bruce Wilis ordered the final scenes in Striking Distance to be re-shot at a cost of over $750,000 because the original shots exposed his toupee. You'll find that Melanie Griffith explained her ignorance of the Nazi holocaust by saying, "I don't know why I didn't know. Maybe I missed school that day...I'm not stupid." Whether you're a fan of Hugh Grant, Dennis Hopper, or Whoopi Goldberg, you'll learn about all of the embarrassing moments in your favorite star's life. From actors like Ben Affleck and Cameron Diaz to screen legends like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, Movie Stars Do the Dumbest Things is proof that actors are more childish and impulsive than you've ever imagined.

Mae Murray

Mae Murray Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael G. Ankerich
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140382
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Mae Murray (1885--1965), popularly known as "the girl with the bee-stung lips," was a fiery presence in silent-era Hollywood. Renowned for her classic beauty and charismatic presence, she rocketed to stardom as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies, moving across the country to star in her first film, To Have and to Hold, in 1916. An instant hit with audiences, Murray soon became one of the most famous names in Tinseltown. However, Murray's moment in the spotlight was fleeting. The introduction of talkies, a string of failed marriages, a serious career blunder, and a number of bitter legal battles left the former star in a state of poverty and mental instability that she would never overcome. In this intriguing biography, Michael G. Ankerich traces Murray's career from the footlights of Broadway to the klieg lights of Hollywood, recounting her impressive body of work on the stage and screen and charting her rapid ascent to fame and decline into obscurity. Featuring exclusive interviews with Murray's only son, Daniel, and with actor George Hamilton, whom the actress closely befriended at the end of her life, Ankerich restores this important figure in early film to the limelight.