Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

By: Helaine Becker

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.

ISBN: 9781250137524

JLG Release: Sep 2018


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Topics: Katherine G , Johnson (1918– ) , Biography , National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials and employees , US mathematicians , African American women mathematicians , Apollo 13

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Awards & Honors

Red Clover Award 2019—2020 Nominee

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Book Details

ISBN

9781250137524

First Release

September 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.4; Points: 3;

Lexile

Level 710L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Henry Holt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Katherine G, Johnson (1918– ), Biography, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials and employees, US mathematicians, African American women mathematicians, Apollo 13,

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