Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Category: Book
By (author): Becker, Helaine
Illustrated By: Phumiruk, Dow
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / History of Science
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.00in x 9.00in
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From The Publisher*

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the filmHidden 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

Review Quote*A Junior Library Guild Selection
Biographical NoteHelaine Becker is the author of many books for children and young readers, including A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Dashing Through the Snow, Worms for Breakfast, and How to Survive Absolutely Anything . helainebecker.com Dow Phumiruk is the illustrator of Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines . She is general pediatrician with a passion for art. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three girls. When she is not teaching medical students or drawing, she can be found hiking on the trails near her home. artbydow.com