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Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet)

Written by Thea Feldman and illustrated by Alyssa Petersen
Published by Simon Spotlight
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Get to know the woman who made many of NASA’s early missions possible in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series of biographies about people “you should meet!” Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine’s unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA’s Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time. A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus inspiring careers for math lovers. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

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Thea Feldman

Thea Feldman has written many popular children’s books,including Navy SEAL Dogs, a YA adaptation of the bestselling Trident K9 Warriors by Mike Ritland. She lives in New York City

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1534403418
ISBN 13:
9781534403413
Publication Date:
July 18, 2017