Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Black Space Pioneers

by Dana Bloch

During the month of February, we are celebrating Black History Month and our space theme by highlighting these great books about amazing space pioneers!

Mae Jemison by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Dr. Mae Jemison is an astronaut and physican, and became the first African American woman in space in 1992.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures tells the story of four of NASA’s African American women mathematicians.

Space Challenger by James Haskins

Dr. Guion Bluford was a fighter pilot in the US Air Force and had a doctorate in aerospace engineering. He was the first African American in space.

Astronauts by Margaret J Goldstein will tell you all about life in space, and how astronauts prepare for missions.

Are you thinking of becoming an astronaut when you grow up?