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

  • Becky
    Oct 02, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

  • Claudia
    Sep 05, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

  • Michelle Gray
    Oct 26, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

  • Tasha
    Aug 24, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

  • Cornmaven
    Oct 11, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

    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...

    Excellent picture book bio of Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, how she was instrumental in the Apollo 13 incident, as well as her importance throughout the space race. Until Hidden Figures, we really didn't know about her. I am glad we do now. Ron Howard needs to back and e...

  • Barbara
    Jul 10, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

  • LauraW
    Jun 29, 2018

    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...

  • Jocelin
    Oct 02, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

    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...

    Excellent picture book bio of Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, how she was instrumental in the Apollo 13 incident, as well as her importance throughout the space race. Until Hidden Figures, we really didn't know about her. I am glad we do now. Ron Howard needs to back and e...

    Genre: Biography Grade Level: K-5 with different applications Unique Feature: I loved how Helaine Becker incorporated Katherine Johnson life story from a young age into a book that students could read and understand. The illustrations were beautiful and helped connect the complex st...

    This is a great tie-in book to the movie Hidden Figures. I am absolutely in awe of Katherine Johnson. To know that someone like her was not recognized until much later in life is very sad. Her achievement is nothing short of miraculous. I am so glad that more people are learning about ...

  • Sunday Cummins
    Oct 07, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

  • Cheriee Weichel
    Nov 04, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

    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...

    Excellent picture book bio of Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, how she was instrumental in the Apollo 13 incident, as well as her importance throughout the space race. Until Hidden Figures, we really didn't know about her. I am glad we do now. Ron Howard needs to back and e...

    Genre: Biography Grade Level: K-5 with different applications Unique Feature: I loved how Helaine Becker incorporated Katherine Johnson life story from a young age into a book that students could read and understand. The illustrations were beautiful and helped connect the complex st...

    This is a great tie-in book to the movie Hidden Figures. I am absolutely in awe of Katherine Johnson. To know that someone like her was not recognized until much later in life is very sad. Her achievement is nothing short of miraculous. I am so glad that more people are learning about ...

    Helaine Becker's narrative tells the story of Katherine Johnson. This brilliant black woman overcame numerous obstacles to become an important person in the NASA Space program. I ended up rereading this book in order to fully appreciate Dow Phumiruk's gorgeous illustrations. They bring...

  • Jana
    Jul 09, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

  • Sharon
    Aug 25, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

  • A Allen
    Nov 11, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

  • The Bookies Bookstore
    Jul 07, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

    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...

    Excellent picture book bio of Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, how she was instrumental in the Apollo 13 incident, as well as her importance throughout the space race. Until Hidden Figures, we really didn't know about her. I am glad we do now. Ron Howard needs to back and e...

    Genre: Biography Grade Level: K-5 with different applications Unique Feature: I loved how Helaine Becker incorporated Katherine Johnson life story from a young age into a book that students could read and understand. The illustrations were beautiful and helped connect the complex st...

    This is a great tie-in book to the movie Hidden Figures. I am absolutely in awe of Katherine Johnson. To know that someone like her was not recognized until much later in life is very sad. Her achievement is nothing short of miraculous. I am so glad that more people are learning about ...

    Helaine Becker's narrative tells the story of Katherine Johnson. This brilliant black woman overcame numerous obstacles to become an important person in the NASA Space program. I ended up rereading this book in order to fully appreciate Dow Phumiruk's gorgeous illustrations. They bring...

    "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...

  • Madelyn Panganis
    Oct 30, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...

    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...

    This is a really cute story that gives insight into Katherine's childhood as well as some of the technical aspects of her work as NASA. I like that the book doesn't shy away from explaining some of the science and even uses a ball as an example to help readers understand and imagine. I...

    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...

    Excellent picture book bio of Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, how she was instrumental in the Apollo 13 incident, as well as her importance throughout the space race. Until Hidden Figures, we really didn't know about her. I am glad we do now. Ron Howard needs to back and e...

    Genre: Biography Grade Level: K-5 with different applications Unique Feature: I loved how Helaine Becker incorporated Katherine Johnson life story from a young age into a book that students could read and understand. The illustrations were beautiful and helped connect the complex st...

  • Gabriella Balbo
    Nov 06, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    First sentence: Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps to the road. The steps up to church. The number of dishes and spoons she washed in the bright white sink. The only thing she didn't count were the stars in the sky. Only a fool, she thought, would try that! Even so the sta...

    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! ...

    Preschool STEAM: math, space This will be an awesome book to read aloud to my Preschool STEAM kids or to an elementary school class. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Easy to read aloud in the primary grades. Students will pick up on the repeating line, "You can count on me" which serves to reveal one of the main ideas in this book--that Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the success of NACA/NASA's early space exploration. I'd read this alo...

    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 ...

    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...

    1. N/A 2. Kindergarten-2nd Grade 3. This Life story about Katherine Johnson will have all the students dreaming big. It is a colorful and interesting book about the mathematical genius who made sure Apollo 13 returned home safely. Katherine took her love of math and counting and...