Counting on Katherine

Counting on Katherine

How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Book - 2018
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As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of stars in the sky, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink. 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, this is the story of a ground-breaking American icon who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives. A Christy Ottaviano Book
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781250137524
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Phumiruk, Dow - Illustrator

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tmrussell02
May 19, 2019

wk 3 TLK

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stepha89
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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