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The Resource Counting on Katherine, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

Counting on Katherine, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

Label
Counting on Katherine
Title
Counting on Katherine
Statement of responsibility
Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history
Summary
An introduction to the boundary-breaking mathematician, Katherine Johnson, reveals how her love of mathematics started at a young age led her to a job at NASA where she calculated the course of moon landings and helped sace the Apollo 13 mission
Writing style
Character
Illustration
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  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2019
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10676010
Cataloging source
DLC
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Becker, Helaine
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • [B]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 5-9
  • 710
  • 710L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
QA29.J64
LC item number
B43 2018
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710
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Phumiruk, Dow
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True
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  • Johnson, Katherine G.
  • United States
  • Johnson, Katherine G
  • United States
  • Sutton, Dr. John S.
  • Mathematicians
  • African American women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • MATHEMATICS / General
  • Mathematicians
  • African American women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13
Label
Counting on Katherine, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21436435
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781250137524
Lccn
2017042623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994441045
Label
Counting on Katherine, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21436435
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781250137524
Lccn
2017042623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994441045

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