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A Computer Called Katherine

Written by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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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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Who Wrote A Computer Called Katherine

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Suzanne Slade

Suzanne is the award-winning author of more than 130 children's books. A mechanical engineer by degree, she enjoys writing on STEM topics, as well as fascinating historical figures.

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Veronica Miller Jamison

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0316435171
ISBN 13:
9780316435178
Publication Date:
March 12, 2019