Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson
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Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Author: Katherine Johnson

Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms

Unabridged: 5 hr 18 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 07/02/2019

Genre: Children & Young Adults Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Women

Ages: 10 - 13

Synopsis

The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

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