Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.4 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250137524

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About the Author

Helaine Becker is the author of more than 70 award-winning books for children including You Can Read, Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo, Monster Science and Counting on Katherine. She loves science, books and ice cream, but not necessarily in that order.

Dow Phumiruk
is a general pediatrician with a passion for art. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three girls. When she is not teaching medical students or drawing, she can be found hiking on the trails near her home. Maya Lin is her picture book debut.

Reviews

A Junior Library Guild Selection
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
A NCTM Mathical Honor Book
An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society
An ILA Teachers' Choices Reading List Selection
An Amelia Bloomer List Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Vermont Red Clover Award Master List Selection
A Morning Calm Medal Nominee
A Towner Award Nominee
A Silver Birch Express Award Nominee
An Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
A Louisiana Reader's Choice Award Nominee

"A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love."--Kirkus, starred review

"Children who want to share in the Hidden Figures buzz can start right here . . . Phumiruk's digital artwork convincingly portrays Johnson as brainy and imaginative. This title is ready made for "My Hero" biography reports."--The Bulletin

"Featuring engaging text and captivating illustrations, this picture book introduces the amazing life of mathematician Katherine Johnson to young readers. Sure to inspire a new generation of mathematicians. A solid addition to biography collections."--School Library Journal

"The straightforward, informative text is paired with delicate, precise digital artwork. . . Very worthwhile book."--Booklist

"Phumiruk works in a crisp, uncluttered art style, infusing emotionality into more private moments of reflection."--Publishers Weekly