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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

9781250137524

Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 06/19/18
9.35 x 11.4 · 40 pages
Ages 5-9 years
9781250137524
CDN $23.50 · cl
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 Canadian Title

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Helaine Becker

illustrated by Tiemdow Phumiruk

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, Counting on Katherine 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.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Helaine Becker is an award-winning children's book author. She also writes for children's magazines and kid's television shows, including four seasons of Dr. Greenie's Mad Lab", a segment on the environmental show Planet Echo airing on Canada's APTN.
Her books include Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, Stress Less: Tips and Tools to Help You Chill, and Sloth at the Zoom .
Dow Phumiruk is a 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. Maya Lin is her picture book debut."