Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon (Paperback)
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon (Paperback)
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon (Paperback)
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon (Paperback)
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon (Paperback)
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Put Astronauts on the Moon (Paperback)

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Paperback 40 Pages
Published: 15/04/2021
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Meet Katherine Johnson, the mathematical genius who helped make the historic Apollo 11 moon landings possible and made sure that Apollo 13 returned home safely when the mission was in critical danger. Counting on Katherine is a beautiful illustrated biography, sure to inspire young readers.

Winner of the information book category of the UKLA Book Awards.

As a child, Katherine 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 maths, about the universe . . .

Helaine Becker interviewed Katherine and her family for this authorized biography. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the true story of a groundbreaking African-American woman who went above and beyond what was expected of her in the 1960s, saving lives and making enormous contributions to history.

Featuring Dow Phumiruk's gorgeous full-colour illustrations throughout.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529005615
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 164 g
Dimensions: 242 x 193 x 5 mm


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A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love - Kirkus, starred review

Children who want to share in the Hidden Figures buzz can start right here . . . Phumiruk’s digital artwork convincingly portrays Johnson as brainy and imaginative. This title is ready made for “My Hero” biography reports. - The Bulletin

The straightforward, informative text is paired with delicate, precise digital artwork . . . Very worthwhile book. - Booklist

Featuring engaging text and captivating illustrations, this picture book introduces the amazing life of mathematician Katherine Johnson to young readers. Sure to inspire a new generation of mathematicians. A solid addition to biography collections. - School Library Journal

Phumiruk works in a crisp, uncluttered art style, infusing emotionality into more private moments of reflection. - Publishers Weekly

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who’s work helped send men to the moon. At the time, people didn’t expect much from African-American women, but her ground-breakingwork proved them all wrong - Shout Magazine

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