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Counting on Katherine

Author: Helaine Becker; Dow Phumiruk
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Pictorial works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Katherine G Johnson; Katherine G Johnson; Katherine G Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helaine Becker; Dow Phumiruk
ISBN: 9781250137524 1250137527
OCLC Number: 994441045
Notes: "Christy Ottaviano books."
Target Audience: Ages 5-9.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.

Abstract:

"You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. 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."--Adapted from book jacket

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