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. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses. And she proved everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmates, starting college at fifteen, and 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.
★ Kirkus, Starred Review - "... compellingly told .... An excellent way to introduce young readers to an African-American female mathematician who deserves to be remembered and celebrated."
2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books (K-12)
2020 NSTA Best STEM Books list
2020 Bank Street College of Educ. Best Books of the Year list
2020-2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award list