Katherine johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. As an african american and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. Now in reaching for the moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson #ad - In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. A kirkus reviews best middle grade Book of 2019 “This rich volume is a national treasure. Kirkus reviews starred review “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.
School library journal starred review The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space RaceWilliam Morrow #ad - Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Starting in world war ii and moving through to the cold war, mary jackson, katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes.
Henson, kirsten dunst, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner. Before john glenn orbited the earth, and astronauts, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, into space.
It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future. . Even as virginia’s jim crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race #ad - Originally relegated to teaching math in the south’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. The #1 new york times bestsellerthe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.
Suddenly, virginia and the fascinating, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson STEM Trailblazer BiosLerner Publications TM #ad - As an african american woman, johnson had to work hard to earn the respect of her coworkers, but they soon came to rely on her brilliant calculations. Her contributions to the US space program helped send astronauts to the moon. Johnson loved math, but she never thought she could be a mathematician. What do you want to be when you grow up? When Katherine Johnson was young, women weren't expected to go into the math and science fields.
After studying math in school and teaching for a few years, she learned that the organization that would later become NASA was hiring women to complete mathematical equations. Learn how johnson broke barriers as a female African American mathematician.
DK Life Stories Katherine JohnsonDK Children #ad - This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.
Follow her remarkable journey from growing up in West Virginia, to becoming a teacher, to breaking barriers at NASA and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Definition boxes, information sidebars, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, maps, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect.
DK Life Stories Katherine Johnson #ad - . In this biography, discover the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and one of the subjects of the award-winning 2016 film Hidden Figures. It was an incredible accomplishment when the united States first put a person on the Moon - but without the incredible behind-the-scenes work of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, such a feat could not have been possible.
Hidden Figures Young Readers' EditionHarperCollins #ad - Henson, kirsten dunst, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Costner. Before john glenn orbited the earth, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, and astronauts, slide rules, into space.
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition #ad - This book brings to life the stories of dorothy vaughan, and christine darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, Katherine Johnson, and the movement for gender equality, Mary Jackson, the Cold War, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.
The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestsellerThis edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P.
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the MoonLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses--as wrong as 10-5=3. And she proved everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmates, starting college at fifteen, and the world's first trip to the moon!Award-winning author Suzanne Slade and debut artist Veronica Miller Jamison tell the story of a NASA "computer" in this smartly written, where her calculations helped pioneer America's first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, and eventually joining NASA, charmingly illustrated biography.
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.
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to MarsLittle, Brown and Company #ad - If hidden figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, immensely readable history, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, Rise of the Rocket Girls. Entertainment Weekly. Rather, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, they recruited an elite group of young women who, helped bring about the first American satellites, with only pencil, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. For the first time, rise of the rocket girls tells the stories of these women -- known as "human computers" -- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars #ad - Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.
Hidden FiguresHarperCollins #ad - And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. Based on the new york times bestselling book and the academy award–nominated movie, katherine johnson, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good.
But they worked hard. And they used their genius minds to change the world. They persisted. In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, known as "colored computers, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, " and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.
Hidden Figures #ad - Finally, the extraordinary lives of four african american women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers, " proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018. Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars.
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) #ad - She counted the steps on the road, young katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, and excited by calculations, curious, everything! Boundless, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, about the universe. 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.
From katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, in turn, Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 #ad - Christy Ottaviano Books. The bold story of katherine johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures. You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing.
How We Became WickedAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - When an insect-borne plague begins to envelop the world, three sixteen-year-olds struggle to survive amongst the healthy “trues” and the infected “wickeds” in this gripping dystopian tale from the author of The Winter Place. A plague, called wickedness, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it’s dividing the population into thirds: The WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the Wicked roam the world freely.
How We Became Wicked #ad - The true: the true live in contained, isolated communities. In this brilliantly realized novel, three teens—astrid, and Natalie—start to realize that the divisions of their world aren’t as clear as they seem, Hank, and are forced to question what being wicked truly means. And while the threat of the wicked may not be eliminated, the threat has certainly been contained… The VEXED: The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones—they survived the sting of the Singers, for the True, leaving them immune.
They’re the lucky ones; they found safety from the Singers. The vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who will do anything to get it. But they’re far from safe. They don’t want for much—only to maim and dismember you. But don’t worry: They always ask politely first.
Forward Me Back to YouFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - As bonds blossom between the travel-mates, Robin and Kat discover the healing superpowers of friendship. At turns heart-wrenching, and buoyant, beautiful, Mitali Perkins's new novel explores the ripple effects of violence ― across borders and generations ― and how small acts of heroism can break the cycle.
Forward Me Back to You #ad - Since he knows nothing about his past, how is he supposed to figure out what comes next? Robin and Kat meet in the most unlikely of places ― a summer service trip to India to work with survivors of human trafficking. Robin thornton was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata, India and is reluctant to take on his future.
. Katina king is the reigning teen jiu-jitsu champion of Northern California, but she's having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past.