A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon

by Slade, Suzanne,

Format: Print Book 2019.
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Summary
The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures --who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!
Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn't have the same rights as others--as wrong as 5+5=12. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses--as wrong as 10-5=3. And she proved everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmates, starting college at fifteen, and eventually joining NASA, where her calculations helped pioneer America's first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, and the world's first trip to the moon!
Award-winning author Suzanne Slade and debut artist Veronica Miller Jamison tell the story of a NASA "computer" in this smartly written, charmingly illustrated biography.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Math came easy to Katherine Johnson while she was growing up. In the 1950s, when she was in her 30s, she was hired at NASA as a computer (a female mathematician who assisted the male engineers) and eventually worked her way up to the Apollo 11 project. Vignettes of Katherine's work familiar to aficionados of the 2016 film Hidden Figures depict her talent with calculations, the drama of early space travel, and the way both combined to put humans on the moon. There are a few missed opportunities just how groundbreaking Katherine's work was for the time, given her gender and race, isn't fully conveyed. Still, Slade, herself a rocket engineer, cleverly integrates topical concepts within the text, and the strong back matter includes a time line and source notes. For younger readers, the racist arguments Katherine's African American family faces are depicted as being as wrong as 5 + 5 = 12. Wide pages offer appropriate room for the engaging mixed-media illustrations (don't miss the endpapers!), which wonderfully introduce, depict, and honor this STEM heroine.--Andrew Medlar Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Slade explores the life of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. Johnson excelled in mathematics beginning in childhood but was frustrated by the lack of opportunities available to women of her era. Her perseverance and skills led her to work at a Virginia research center, where she made complex calculations, advocated for her right to attend meetings with male engineers, and eventually joined the NASA space team. Slade writes in clear, up-tempo prose, well paired with Jamison's expressive mixed-media art, which presents Johnson as a self-assured figure in bright, jewel-toned clothing. Spreads also feature chalky mathematical computations, and the launch of Apollo 11-guided by Johnson's meticulous calculations-is presented dynamically across three panels. An uplifting portrait of a no longer so "hidden" figure. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Johnson, Katherine G. -- Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Katherine G.
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees.
African American women mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women mathematicians.
Women mathematicians.
Mathematicians.
Women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2019.
Edition First edition.
Contributors Miller Jamison, Veronica, illustrator.
Audience Age 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780316435178
0316435171
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