Counting on Katherine

Counting on Katherine

How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

eBook - 2018
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McMillan Palgrave

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.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2018
ISBN: 9781250208057
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda

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May 19, 2019

wk 3 TLK

May 11, 2019

Great introduction to Katherine Johnson -- I can wait to share this one with my students!

IndyPL_BambiP Jan 25, 2019

Great art, and what a wonderful record of women in history.

GardenHome_HeatherW Nov 13, 2018

Great art! Nice concise version of Katherine's story.

kristina_rad Aug 24, 2018

'Counting on Katherine' caught my eye because I have seen the film Hidden Figures and Katherine Johnson was one of the three incredible leads. This children's book has wonderful lustrations with scribbled math equations throughout. It takes us back to Katherine's childhood and walks us through each stage of her life. Her brilliance and passion for mathematics shines throughout. She is a hero and an inspiration being the first female (and the first black female) to take part in a historic NASA mission. Great biographical read!

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May 11, 2019

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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