Reaching for the moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (eAudiobook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Reaching for the moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson

Author: Katherine G Johnson; Heather Alicia Simms
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019. [2019]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Autobiographies
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Johnson, Katherine G.
Reaching for the moon.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
(OCoLC)1104329077
Named Person: Katherine G Johnson; Katherine G Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine G Johnson; Heather Alicia Simms
ISBN: 9781508297710 1508297711
OCLC Number: 1107698711
Performer(s): Read by Heather Alicia Simms.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5 hr., 19 min., 40 sec.))
Responsibility: Katherine Johnson.

Abstract:

The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father's words in mind: "You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you." In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA's biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson's story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere

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