Counting On Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
  • Counting On Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
  • Counting On Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
ISBN: 1250137527
EAN13: 9781250137524
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 19, 2018
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 11.26" L x 9.45" W
Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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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   Katherine Johnson is a true American hero
I've read the entire book, and I'm in love. I have read it with my class of 5 and 6 and they absolutely love it. It's such a nice story, said Blair. Katherine Johnson was an incredible woman and every child should know about her and what she did for the American scientific community, Raymond said.
   Beautiful book, advanced vocabulary
Beautifully illustrated and told a wonderful story, but the vocabulary of a 6-7 year old is too advanced for this level of reading. Even if it was just for a few minutes, I would think it would be more suitable for a 10 year old. Words like catapulted,'' ''fury,'' ''crippled,'' ''are unnecessarily difficult since you already have to explain what legal segregation is all about, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It was great to be back home with my family, said Barbara Comstock, who also worked with Burt Flickinger. It's great to be back home, said Blair.
   Historic and exciting book for my first grader
This book should be in every primary school classroom. The book is a great read for kids. The illustrations are fantastic - whole page color pictures, Mr. D'Antonio said. The impact of the Korean War was small, but the impact of the Civil War was huge. Katherine Johnson, an African-American woman who dreamed big, and was an amazing mathematician. She was an integral part of space exploration and literally saved lives, the French said. Long for my first grader to read himself, just the right length for a first grader to hear. Very impressed how a non-fiction story was turned into a fascinating story book for kids. The customer service was excellent, and the product was highly recommended.
   Teacher approved, great discussion piece.
Mu students loved the book, he said. I think they are pretty deep thinkers, too. It also opened up subjects that tied back into Martin Luther King and the fight for Civil Rights, as well as women's rights, he said. I've read the book, and I'm not ashamed.
   Perfect gift for a new age 10 Math genius!
I've read the entire book, and I'm in love. I read it several times before gifting it to a new friend and neighbor, Gloria, from Togo, West Africa. As a history teacher, I can't say enough about this book. Katherine Johnson, who died Sunday at age 50, was an icon. Her story must be told over and over again as an inspiration to all who appreciate stories of overcoming the odds.
   A Favorite with our 3-5s
A really great story, said Blair. We had a blast with all our little ones, said Mrs. Dhaliwal. It's great for parents of young girls or boys.
We live in a book. I am so glad we interpreted it in our homeschool room while we studied Black History month. Katherine Hepburn is an amazing women pioneer, said Hepburn. I'm so glad my children have such stories to look at, learn from and inspire them. Beautifully written and illustrated by first-time novelist and illustrator Pauley Perrette.
   My son loves this book
My children and I both saw the book and said it was simply too good to be true. The pictures and text go well together, he said. There are some great picture books for children about math. It's a favorite among our family.
   My kids love it
I love to expose my children to pioneering women like Katherine Johnson. It's such a great message, and the book has amazing illustrations, too. It's quickly become a bedtime favorite.