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Cover image for Counting on Katherine / Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.
Title:
Counting on Katherine / Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
Publication Date:
2018
ISBN:
9781250137524
General Note:
"Christy Ottaviano books."
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract:
"You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. 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."--Adapted from book jacket
Content Type:
text

still image
Carrier Type:
volume
Reading Level:
Ages 5-9.
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Language:
English
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