A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon! Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn't have the same rights as others--as wrong as 5+5=12. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or n The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who ...

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Title:A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon
Author:Suzanne Slade
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0316435163
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Reviews

  • Jessie
    Apr 18, 2019
    This was going for some interesting circles through the story (introducing geometry and coming back to it, introducing parabolas and coming back to them, starting with counting up and then having the countdown). I liked how cohesive that made the story feel. I really disliked how ma...
  • Lynn
    Jan 03, 2019
    Very well written introduction to Katherine Johnson and her outstanding courage, determination and skills. The story is appealing and interesting for youngsters and the back matter is excellent and inludes both an author and an illustrator's notes Veronica Miller Jamison's illustrat...
  • Elizabeth
    Mar 25, 2019
    A great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson and her important work for NASA during the space race. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is simple enough that it can be used with younger audiences. Highly recommended! ...
  • Kelly
    Apr 25, 2019
    Inspirational story of an incredibly talented and smart woman who worked with NASA to get the space program going. ...
  • The Reading Countess
    Apr 13, 2019
    Many were not aware of the important work Katherine Johnson and many others did to help push forth the U.S. space program until the award winning film, Hidden Figures, debuted. Written by prolific author Suzanne Slade, a mechanical engineer who once worked with Delta IV rockets, this b...
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    May 08, 2019
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  • Mrs. Tongate
    May 04, 2019
    A great read-aloud for secondary. Illustrations are out of this world! "Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing." ~Katherine Johnson ...
  • Diana Pettis
    Apr 20, 2019
    Everyone needs to read this. ...
  • Nancy
    Apr 11, 2019
    Katherine Johnson is an amazing woman. She learned math at a very young age, skipped a few grades in school and was enrolled in college when she was ten. She studied Math and went to work for NASA, computing the math and science to put a manned rocket into orbit and later send a man to...
  • Eileen
    Apr 01, 2019
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  • Robin
    Mar 29, 2019
    Great bio of a girl that loved math and grew up to help astronauts reach the moon. She defied the prejudices of her day and is a trailblazer for today's girls interested in STEM. ...
  • Meredith
    Apr 06, 2019
    Suzanne Slade is becoming my new favorite kids' nonfiction author. ...
  • Pam
    Mar 29, 2019
    Biography of Katherine Johnson for elementary level readers. Slade starts with her young childhood and takes the reader through the first moon landing. Lovely, realistic illustrations enhance the story. Timeline included at the end of the book. ...
  • Earl
    Apr 08, 2019
    Another great picture book focusing on Katherine Johnson's incredible contribution in space exploration! ...
  • Jo Oehrlein
    Apr 14, 2019
    Picture book about Katherine Johnson that includes some life details that haven't been in other picture books. Like the emphasis on her supportive family. When the book wants to say that something is wrong, it uses a math "equation" that isn't equal. Example: "As wrong as 10-5=3." ...
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    Feb 02, 2019
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  • Katy Punch
    May 14, 2019
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  • Lynda
    Apr 12, 2019
    Inspiring for littles and bigs ? ...
  • Danni Green
    May 02, 2019
    I loved this book with its gorgeous illustrations and engaging narration of a very important person in history! Definitely recommend this one! ...
  • Margie
    Mar 18, 2019
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  • Kira McGann
    Apr 03, 2019
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  • Tracie
    Apr 26, 2019
    A biography of Katherine Johnson who worked at NASA and was instrumental in many of their accomplishments. ...
  • Matthew Leroe
    Apr 01, 2019
    This is a lovely work honoring Katherine Johnson. ...
  • Naomi Toftness
    Apr 26, 2019
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  • Coach D
    Mar 31, 2019
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  • Jenni Heins
    Apr 18, 2019
    Impressed with the style of writing by this NASA-trained author. Liked the content and the illustrations as well. ...
  • Ben Truong
    Apr 26, 2019
    A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon is a children's picture book written by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison. It chronicles the life of Katherine Johnson ? an instrumental part of getting the first man on the moon....
  • Jessica Baker
    Apr 08, 2019
    Kathrine Johnson is a mathematician for NASA. In her time period there were nearly no opportunities for women in the field of math. She was finally able to land a job at Virginia research center while doing her career but also advocating for women engineers. This book has complex ideas...
  • Heidi
    Apr 26, 2019
    Summary: Katherine was an African-American girl who loved school and loved math. However, many people discouraged her due to their prejudices against women and people of color. But Katherine knew they were wrong. Katherine kept learning more and more about math. Then one day Katherine...
  • Nevaan
    Apr 29, 2019
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