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Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

Written by Dean Robbins & illustrated by Lucy Knisley
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May 16, 2017
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A true story from one of the Women of NASA!

Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world.

Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon! She handwrote code that would allow the spacecraft’s computer to solve any problems it might encounter. Apollo 8. Apollo 9. Apollo 10. Apollo 11. Without her code, none of those missions could have been completed.

Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley deliver a lovely portrayal of a pioneer in her field who never stopped reaching for the stars.

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Who Wrote Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

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Dean Robbins

Dean Robbins is a journalist and children’s book author. His previous books include <i>Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass</i>, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, and <i>Miss Paul and the President</i>, illustrated by Nancy Zhang. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his family. You can visit him at deanrobbins.net.<br>

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Who Illustrated Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

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Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed comic creator and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir Relish.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399551857
Publication Date:
May 16, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2015039930
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399551859
Lexile® Level:
630L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
189739
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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