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A Computer Called Katherine - by Suzanne Slade (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Book theme: Science & Technology

Author: Suzanne Slade

Language: English

Street Date: March 12, 2019
TCIN: 54316527
UPC: 9780316435178
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-1198
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

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. 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 eventually joining NASA, where her calculations helped pioneer America's first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, 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, charmingly illustrated biography.
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