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Review of <em>Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13</em> by Helaine Becker

Publisher

Holiday House

City

New York, NY

Date of Publication

2018

ISBN

9781250137524

Date of Review

2019

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Young Katherine Johnson went from counting everything around her to being the gifted mathematician that NASA counted on to calculate flight trajectories in the early days of the space race. This book tactfully navigates the trials of racial segregation and gender inequality Johnson faced in her journey to become a professional mathematician. Carried by family, friends, and Johnson’s own determination, this is a positive and inspirational story for all ages. The illustrations are fun and lend to the telling of the story. Good for history, social studies, or general reading.

Highly Recommended

Kristen Farley, Centennial Library Intern

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