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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Written by Helaine Becker & illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
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Jun 19, 2018
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The bold story of an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film “Hidden Figures, “ and how she made sure that the crew of Apollo 13 returned home. Full color.

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Who Wrote Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

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Helaine Becker

Helaine Becker is the author of many books for children and young readers, including A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Dashing Through the Snow, Worms for Breakfast, and How to Survive Absolutely Anything. helainebecker.com

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Who Illustrated Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

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Dow Phumiruk

Dow Phumiruk is a pediatrician with a passion for creating children’s book art and stories. She has been a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) since 2011. She lives in Lone Tree, Colorado with her husband, daughters, and an assortment of small pets (most notably a dwarf rabbit named Lottie and a cute bearded dragon named Sparkles). She is the illustrator of Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Counting on Katherine, by Helaine Becker, and Mouse’s Christmas Gift, by Mindy Baker. Mela and the Elephant is her author debut. She has four more titles on the way, so stay tuned! When not creating books or teaching medical students, she can be found hiking on trails around Colorado.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781250137524
Publication Date:
June 19, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017042623
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
994441045
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1250137527
Lexile® Level:
710L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
196205
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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