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Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson / Katherine Johnson.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534440838
  • ISBN: 1534440836
  • ISBN: 9781534440845
  • ISBN: 1534440844
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."-- Provided by publisher.
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 she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.-- Publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Subject: Johnson, Katherine G. > Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Katherine G.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Juvenile literature.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) > Juvenile literature.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
African American women mathematicians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women mathematicians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
African American women.
African American women mathematicians.
Women mathematicians.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.