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Katherine Johnson
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  • Authored by: Steven Otfinoski
  • From the Series: Trailblazers in Science and Technology
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  • ISBN-10: 1-4381-9555-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9555-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2019
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  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12

Summary

If mathematics is the backbone of science, Katherine Johnson's spine is among the strongest. An African-American woman born in 1918 in West Virginia, Johnson overcame many obstacles and setbacks before procuring a job at an organization that would later be renamed NASA. Although she never went into space herself, her skills as a mathematician made it possible for America’s astronauts to soar to the heavens, orbit the Earth, and fly to the moon and back. With full-color photographs, a helpful chronology, and suggestions for further reading, Katherine Johnson describes the life, struggles, and accomplishments of one of astronautics' greatest "hidden figures."

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