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You Should Meet Misty Copeland, Katherine Johnson, and Mae Jemison!

Misty Copeland; Katherine Johnson; Mae Jemison

Illustrated by Monique Dong and Kory Heinzen

About The Book

Get to know three groundbreaking Black women—a principal ballerina, a NASA mathematician, and an astronaut—in these fascinating nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Reads now available together in one hardcover bind-up!

Misty Copeland was the first African American woman to become a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theater, Katherine Johnson was a brilliant African American mathematician who made many of NASA’s early missions possible, and Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to ever go to space. Each women faced the odds to achieve their dreams. Learn how they made history!

A special section at the back of each book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a fun timeline filled with interesting facts about space and dance and potential careers for math lovers! With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

This inspiring bind-up includes:
Misty Copeland
Katherine Johnson
Mae Jemison

About The Authors


Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. She lives in New York City. Visit her at

Thea Feldman, a children’s book writer and editor, has helped develop early reader series for various major children’s book publishers. She is also a lifelong animal lover and has written numerous children’s books about animals, worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a writer and editor for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. She especially enjoys the opportunity to write early readers about animals. Her cat, Rose, loves to sleep on anything Thea has written. 

About The Illustrators

Monique Dong studied to become an animator, but soon realized she had a love for illustrating children’s books and has been following that dream ever since. Born in South Africa, she now lives in China with her husband and baby boy.

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