The story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the book and 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, this 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....
|Title||:||Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Reviews
This is a very informative picture book for upper elementary children!
Biography of Katherine Johnson for young to middle grade readers.
The illustrations support the text and pull the reader into the her life story.
Takes us from childhood to after Apollo 13.