Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

The story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the book and film Hidden Figures. 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 story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and wa...

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Title:Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
Author:Helaine Becker
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1250137527
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Reviews

  • Claudia
    Sep 05, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

  • Jillian
    Jul 27, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

  • Alida
    Jul 23, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

    The recent avalanche of high-quality, inspiring picture book biographies is one trend I can certainly get behind! This is another wonderfully engaging and empowering story--adults will learn as much as the kids! ...

    So hard to believe that up until a few years ago, with the release of the film Hidden Figures, most of us had never heard of Katherine Johnson. My son and I enjoyed it, and it now sits on his shelf near his books about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. ...

    Very nice. How I wish I had these kind of books when I was a kid. Ms. Helaine, could you please start a series for female scientists? I would love to see Hypatia and Marie Curie treated the same way as you've done Katherine. ...

  • Tasha
    Aug 24, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

  • Barbara
    Jul 10, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

  • Desiree Sotomayor
    Jun 27, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

  • Sheri
    Aug 01, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

  • Rachel
    Sep 10, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

  • Kathryn Bergeron
    Sep 12, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

  • LauraW
    Jun 29, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

  • Peacegal
    Jul 29, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

    The recent avalanche of high-quality, inspiring picture book biographies is one trend I can certainly get behind! This is another wonderfully engaging and empowering story--adults will learn as much as the kids! ...

  • Ami
    Aug 04, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

  • Jana
    Jul 09, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 31, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

  • Sharon
    Aug 25, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

  • Margie
    Aug 11, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

  • KC
    Jul 26, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

  • Darlene
    Jun 29, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

  • Amy Lafleur
    Jul 31, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

  • Kate
    Sep 06, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

  • Stephanie Tournas
    Jul 18, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

  • Wendy Kennar
    Jul 31, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

    The recent avalanche of high-quality, inspiring picture book biographies is one trend I can certainly get behind! This is another wonderfully engaging and empowering story--adults will learn as much as the kids! ...

    So hard to believe that up until a few years ago, with the release of the film Hidden Figures, most of us had never heard of Katherine Johnson. My son and I enjoyed it, and it now sits on his shelf near his books about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. ...

  • Mary
    Aug 13, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

  • Karen Upper
    Feb 16, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

  • Mireille Messier
    Feb 06, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

  • Lisa Day
    Jul 06, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

  • Susan Waltman
    Jul 17, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

    The recent avalanche of high-quality, inspiring picture book biographies is one trend I can certainly get behind! This is another wonderfully engaging and empowering story--adults will learn as much as the kids! ...

    So hard to believe that up until a few years ago, with the release of the film Hidden Figures, most of us had never heard of Katherine Johnson. My son and I enjoyed it, and it now sits on his shelf near his books about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. ...

    Very nice. How I wish I had these kind of books when I was a kid. Ms. Helaine, could you please start a series for female scientists? I would love to see Hypatia and Marie Curie treated the same way as you've done Katherine. ...

    Amazing book about one of the women who did the calculations for NASA for space flight. It is amazing to think this was done well before computers. This is one of the women the movie "Hidden Figures" is about. ...

  • Laura Roettiger
    Jul 20, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

    The recent avalanche of high-quality, inspiring picture book biographies is one trend I can certainly get behind! This is another wonderfully engaging and empowering story--adults will learn as much as the kids! ...

    So hard to believe that up until a few years ago, with the release of the film Hidden Figures, most of us had never heard of Katherine Johnson. My son and I enjoyed it, and it now sits on his shelf near his books about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. ...

    Very nice. How I wish I had these kind of books when I was a kid. Ms. Helaine, could you please start a series for female scientists? I would love to see Hypatia and Marie Curie treated the same way as you've done Katherine. ...

    Amazing book about one of the women who did the calculations for NASA for space flight. It is amazing to think this was done well before computers. This is one of the women the movie "Hidden Figures" is about. ...

    An excellent biography of Katherine Johnson. I can?t wait to share this with students when school starts. The illustrations are amazing and learning of the obstacles she faced along the way is truly inspiring. ...

  • Tommie Branscum
    Aug 04, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...

    If I could give this book TEN stars, I totally would! Great picture book biography about Katherine Johnson (see also movie "Hidden Figures") - one of the first black women "computers" to work for NASA. An amazing story and a great springboard to further research. ...

    What a great book about an amazing person whose story should be shared far and wide. I interviewed Helaine Becker on Book Time about Counting on Katherine, about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped bring Apollo 13 home. ...

    A beautifully illustrated book that gives a broader picture of the life of Katherine Johnson for young children and those who want a quick and lovely look at one of the heroines of the U.S. space program and Hidden Figures. ...

    Summary: The extraordinary story of Katherine Johnson Review: This book is great. It's simple enough for a preschooler, but engaging for adults. Her story is fascinating. I also love the illustrations which are both realistic and fantastical at the same time. ...

    The recent avalanche of high-quality, inspiring picture book biographies is one trend I can certainly get behind! This is another wonderfully engaging and empowering story--adults will learn as much as the kids! ...

    So hard to believe that up until a few years ago, with the release of the film Hidden Figures, most of us had never heard of Katherine Johnson. My son and I enjoyed it, and it now sits on his shelf near his books about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. ...

    Very nice. How I wish I had these kind of books when I was a kid. Ms. Helaine, could you please start a series for female scientists? I would love to see Hypatia and Marie Curie treated the same way as you've done Katherine. ...

    Amazing book about one of the women who did the calculations for NASA for space flight. It is amazing to think this was done well before computers. This is one of the women the movie "Hidden Figures" is about. ...

    An excellent biography of Katherine Johnson. I can?t wait to share this with students when school starts. The illustrations are amazing and learning of the obstacles she faced along the way is truly inspiring. ...

    "You can count on me" is the refrain we have in this beautifully illustrated story format biography. I think it is fantastically written with a younger audience in mind and is an important story from history that needed to be told to a wider audience. ...

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    Jul 07, 2018

    A neat children?s story book about Katherine Johnson. She was a black, female mathematician who joined NASA and played an integral part in various space missions, including getting the Apollo 13 astronauts back on track. I had never heard of her before, but it?s a great story! ...

    A well written biography about Katherine Johnson, her work with NASA, and how she saved Apollo 13 ("Houston, we have a problem"). Read along with Hidden Figures. ...

    This is Hidden Figures for the younger set and is well worth its while. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I think this book is even better at giving a coherent picture of how Katherine Johnson did what she did. If there is any critique I would make about the book, it would be that it...

    Another book for my NBCT renewal project. And this one has a direct link to adult nonfiction with HIDDEN FIGURES. Katherine was a little girl who had to count everything...she excelled in school, and her father made sure she could get the best education an African American girl cou...

    This is a wonderfully drawn, informative, accessible children's biography on a remarkable pioneering lady! Truly, this is an inspiring biography that will resonate with children who yearn for knowledge. ...

    So nice to see a biography at an accessible reading level! ...

    I really liked the flow of this one & design. Everyone's heard of Apollo 13, although Katherine Johnson is probably someone not too many folks know, which needs to change! ...

    What a brilliant, approachable story! the author's succinct phrasing coupled with the fabulous illustrations by Dow Phumiruk are a perfect pairing in allowing young readers to grasp the momentous importance of this woman! Not only did she open the door for Afro-American women, but for ...

    A passion for numbers and a strong will to persevere in the face of seemingly impossible hurdles are what make the story of mathematician Katherine Johnson such a compelling biography. Author Helaine Becker really knocks it out of the park with a clear, concise and kid-friendly retelli...

    Having loved the film Hidden Figures enough to have bought the book that tells the story of Katherine Johnson's involvement in the space race, I was thrilled to find this picture book. Since it covers some of the similar territory from the film and then goes even further, readers will ...

    Katherine loved counting and math as a young girl. She was a brilliant student who skipped three grades. However, there was no high school in her town that accepted black students. So her father worked day and night to afford to move them to a town where Katherine could attend high sch...

    With the reading of each picture book biography, our lives are enriched. For now, even if we had heard of the selected individual previously, we know more. We understand their youth. We understand those who supported them in following their passions and goals. We understand the obstacl...

    This is a great picture book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the African-American women hired as ?computers? at NASA in the 1960?s, and whose character is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. I love how the book emphasizes her love of school, especially math, and how she...

    Great book, (slightly) misleading title. The book is 32 pages long, if you count the note at the end, and Apollo 13 appears on page 23 and lasts 5 pages. The book is much more about Katherine Johnson's life and career as a whole, and while Apollo 13 was a HUGE deal and she deserves all...

    I was given an ARC of this delightful picture book and am so glad I got to read it! The author does a wonderful job engaging young readers from page one regarding one of the "Hidden Figures" behind the scenes during the US space travel era. It's a great introduction to the math and sci...

    This awesome picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a research mathematician who was an instrumental part of our country's space program during the race to the moon. Johnson was a bright little girl who overcame obstacles such as gender and race discrimi...

    What a great way to introduce Katherine Johnson and math as a valuable skill to have. This picture book goes beyond the movie "Hidden Figures" and tells something of Mary's early life and what she achieved as an adult. And ends with Katherine's success with the NASA space program. More...

    Katherine loved to count but won't count stars in sky. Nevertheless the stars fascinate Katherine. She's super curious and smart, but faces challenges due to her skin color and through being female. This picture book biography focuses on Katherine's persistence to become a mathematicia...

    A great and inspiring story about Katherine Johnson's love of math, her drive to learn and her role in the NASA space program, most famously Apollo 13. It may be a great precursor to watching the film Hidden Figures. This is a wonderful picture book for kids, especially girls, about ha...

    "The magnificent true story of Katherine Johnson. She was made famous by the film HIDDEN FIGURES, but her story starts much earlier. The book is full of inspiration, facts and wonderful artwork. It presents a truth that we need more than ever-you can overcome anything, any odds, if you...