Reaching for the Moon: the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
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Published:
New York, New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2019].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
248 pages: illustrations ; 21 cm.
Rating:
Ages 8-12.
Status:

2 copies on order.
Essex Young Adult Non-Fiction
YA B JOHNSON
Description
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 "This rich volume is a national treasure." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Captivating, informative, and inspiring...Easy to follow and hard to put down." -- School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father's words in mind: "You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you." In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA's biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson's story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures . Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.
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Durham Children's Biography
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East Hampton Juvenile Biography
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Guilford YA Non-Fiction
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Ivoryton Children's Biography
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Street Date:
1909.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781534440838, 9781534440845
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 7.1, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
1040

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Description
"The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Ages 8-12.
Target Audience
Grades 4 to 6.
Target Audience
1040L,Lexile.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, K. G. (2019). Reaching for the Moon: the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. First edition. New York, New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Katherine G.. 2019. Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson. New York, New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Katherine G., Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson. New York, New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Katherine G.. Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson. First edition. New York, New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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