Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk
From Katherine’s early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of an American icon who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives. More about Katherine Johnson. Sources. Full-color illustrations were created digitally in Photoshop with scans of watercolors and textures.
JLG Release: Sep 2018
Awards & Honors
Red Clover Award 2019—2020 Nominee
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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11" x 9"
Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 4.4; Points: 3;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Katherine G, Johnson (1918– ), Biography, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials and employees, US mathematicians, African American women mathematicians, Apollo 13,