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The Resource Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson

Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson

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Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
Title
Reaching for the Moon
Title remainder
the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11"--
  • "As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father's words in mind: "You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you." In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA's biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson's story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Front dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Katherine G
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • Grades 4 to 6
LC call number
QA29.J64
LC item number
J64 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Katherine G.
  • United States
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • African American women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • Women mathematicians
  • Johnson, Katherine G
  • United States
  • African American women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • Women mathematicians
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Johnson, Katherine G
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • United States
  • African American women
  • African American women mathematicians
  • Employees
  • Women mathematicians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080246752
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781534440838
Lccn
2019003873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080246752
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781534440838
Lccn
2019003873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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