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Annie’s joyful exuberance and her family’s whole-hearted support leave no doubt that her dream is within her grasp. This delightful story, which includes the real-life experiences of women astronauts, encourages young readers to pursue their dreams and re
Career Day is approaching, and Annie can’t wait to show her family what she’s planning to be when she grows up. But, she must keep it a secret until Friday! So curious family members each ask Annie for a clue. Convinced that she’ll be a news reporter like he once was, her grandfather gives her his old camera and notebook to use for her presentation. Her grandmother is sure Annie wants to be a champion baker like her, so she offers a mixing bowl and oven gloves to Annie. Hopeful she’ll become the mountain climber he aspired to be so her father gives Annie an old backpack. Her mother presents Annie with a pair of high-top trainers to pursue her favourite sport at school—basketball.
Grateful for each gift, Annie cleverly finds a way to use them all to create her Career Day costume. When the big day arrives, Annie finally reveals her out-of-this-world dream to everyone.
• To watch astronaut Anne McClain read this book aloud while orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, visit https://storytimefromspace.com/astronaut-annie-2