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Counting On Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

ISBN-10: 1250137527
ISBN-13: 9781250137524
Author: Becker, Helaine
Illustrated by: Phumiruk, Dow
Interest Level: K-2
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publication Date: June 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-2

Reading Level

Lexile: 710L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / History of Science

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

Description
The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the 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. A Christy Ottaviano Book
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