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Book review: 'Mae Among the Stars,' simple bio teaches preschoolers about first African-American female astronaut

Parents need to know that "Mae Among the Stars," by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington, is a picture book biography of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut. Since the book doesn't have much concrete information about her life or her path, it's best for the youngest kids, who'll come away with the simple and clear message that when she was young, Dr. Jemison had a dream of what she wanted to do, and her parents encouraged her, even when peers scoffed and her teacher tried to redirect her. A very short afterword gives a bit more information about Jemison's impressive scholarship and accomplishments.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Editorial: Good luck fixin' Facebook, Mr. Zuckerberg

Good luck fixin' it, Mr. Zuckerberg. We say that in all sincerity but with some skepticism. It won't be easy to "fix" Facebook, as founder Mark Zuckerberg said will be his "personal challenge" for 2018. Yet, the first step is recognition of the problems.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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