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Counting on Katherine / Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.

Becker, Helaine, (author.). Phumiruk, Dow, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Covington Branch J B J67272b (Text) 33126022808699 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B J67272b (Text) 33126022808681 JBiography Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J B J67272b (Text) 33126024604690 JBiography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250137524
  • ISBN: 1250137527
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-9.
Subject: Johnson, Katherine G.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Biography.
Sutton, Dr. John S. - Memorial.
Mathematicians > United States > Biography.
African American women mathematicians > Biography.
Women mathematicians > United States > Biography.

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