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Lovely children s book on NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Great way to introduce kids to the subject of careers To dream big, to ask questions and to enjoy and celebrate work. Katherine loved numbers since she was a little girl, and she was always superb at math When she reached high school, at age 10 there wasn t one for black students Katherine s family moved so that she would be able to attend a good high school After graduating from West Virginia State, she became a math teacher, before discovering a job at Langley Aeronautics Laboratory as a computer a name given to women whose job was calculting data for male space engineers for airplane designs, and for th Katherine loved numbers since she was a little girl, and she was always superb at math When she reached high school, at age 10 there wasn t one for black students Katherine s family moved so that she would be able to attend a good high school After graduating from West Virginia State, she became a math teacher, before discovering a job at Langley Aeronautics Laboratory as a computer a name given to women whose job was calculting data for male space engineers for airplane designs, and for their flight plans After she proved herself as an inventive thinker Katherine was invited to join the space team, to plan for the flight of the first astronaut in space She continued calculating, and planning, reaching new horizons, until she finally was responsible for calculating and charting the entire moon flight This story highlights Katherine s inquisitive mind, always asking questions, and her resilience, never taking a no for the answer A beautifully written biography inspiring girls of all cultures in STEM fields, to challenge the barriers reaching for the sky and beyond Picture book about Katherine Johnson that includes some life details that haven t been in other picture books.Like the emphasis on her supportive family.When the book wants to say that something is wrong, it uses a math equation that isn t equal Example As wrong as 10 5 3 The illustrations really add to the story. Both the story and the pictures are magical in this STEM biography picture book of Katherine Johnson Who wouldn t be inspired by her tale She was super smart and moved up grades before professors had to create new classes in order to teach her what she insatiably wanted to know and THEN ended up using in her job at NASA doing the calculations for space travel She was a trusted computer who calculated orbit and return and fought back against oppression she deigned to enter the meeting of all Both the story and the pictures are magical in this STEM biography picture book of Katherine Johnson Who wouldn t be inspired by her tale She was super smart and moved up grades before professors had to create new classes in order to teach her what she insatiably wanted to know and THEN ended up using in her job at NASA doing the calculations for space travel She was a trusted computer who calculated orbit and return and fought back against oppression she deigned to enter the meeting of all men when she was entitled to be in the meeting it just hadn t been done before that a woman attended and she pushed the boundaries of women in science and particularly black women in science This is endearing, hopeful, uplifting, and a powerful example of how women shaped and changed the world The cover is everything Showcased in the movie Hidden Figures, Katherine Johnson s remarkable life gets its own highlight in this empowering and moving picture book I love that it has little math jokes running through the story to tie it together and to lighten the mood a little as the racism and sexism can be hard to bear This fascinating book shows kids what an inspiration Katherine was, and should be read by everyone. This story is not a new one Adult readers meet Katherine in the popular book and movie Hidden Figure This book brings that story down for children to read and learn about Katherine is an important historical figure because she proved that you can be both a woman, and black, and still do impossible things like help launch people into space The story is well written, easy to understand, and keeps the reader s attention The illustrations are beautiful and a perfect match BBRC AtoZofpictureb This story is not a new one Adult readers meet Katherine in the popular book and movie Hidden Figure This book brings that story down for children to read and learn about Katherine is an important historical figure because she proved that you can be both a woman, and black, and still do impossible things like help launch people into space The story is well written, easy to understand, and keeps the reader s attention The illustrations are beautiful and a perfect match BBRC AtoZofpicturebooks PROGRESS 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN challengeRead together May 9, 2020Book 28 in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challengeLogan and I read another stellar children s book a few days ago this time about a real life figure we were already somewhat familiar with Katherine Johnson If you ve been living under a rock the last few years, you might not have heard of this awesome lady, but if you ve seen the 2016 movie Hidden Figures or paid any attention to NASA, you certainly know about PROGRESS 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN challengeRead together May 9, 2020Book 28 in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challengeLogan and I read another stellar children s book a few days ago this time about a real life figure we were already somewhat familiar with Katherine Johnson If you ve been living under a rock the last few years, you might not have heard of this awesome lady, but if you ve seen the 2016 movie Hidden Figures or paid any attention to NASA, you certainly know about her In fact, you also probably know about Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, as well Katherine Johnson was the last surviving member of this empowered trio until she passed away at the age of 101 on February 24, 2020.The beautifully illustrated picture book A Computer Called Katherine was released in spring 2019 to much acclaim Since our public library has been closed for a while now, we can t access a physical copy of the book, so we read an ebook copy on Mama s phone We know without a doubt that the experience of the physical book would have made the reading of this book evenwonderful, and we hope to revisit it as soon as possible.We won t reveal the details of the book because we definitely want you to pick it up for yourself, but we will tell you without reservation that this is one great title, for littles and adults alike The amazing I can t find a better word artwork by illustrator Veronica Miller Jamison and the biographical narrative by children s book author and scientist Suzanne Slade provide ample evidence that they are wholly devoted to their subject.The cheerful full page spreads visually invite the reader into the world of NASA and American society during the time in which Katherine was doing her history changing work It highlights Katherine s lifelong ambition and intellectual gifts in a way that young children will devour, making her personal determination and enthusiasm to achieve and excel an important talking point.This book will help start the conversation about personal goals and the importance of having dreams no matter one s gender or skin color It will also demonstrate how critical it is to disregard any voices saying sometimes shouting that something can t be done simply because it s never been done before The story of Katherine s entire life proves that if we are able to do something in our lives, we must then be willing no matter what.It s simply inspiring from the first page to the last, and a must read for young and old alike 5 stars for the artwork alone One of our favorite reads so far Link to original blog review *Free Kindle ↿ A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon ⇨ The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson made famous by the award winning film Hidden Figures who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn t have the same rights as others as wrong asShe knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses as wrong asAnd she proved everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmates, starting college at fifteen, and eventually joining NASA, where her calculations helped pioneer America s first manned flight into space, its first manned orbit of Earth, and the world s first trip to the moon Award winning author Suzanne Slade and debut artist Veronica Miller Jamison tell the story of a NASA computer in this smartly written, charmingly illustrated biography My students and I loved this book It was beautifully illustrated, engaging, and inspiring It prompted several important discussions and kindled an heightened interest in math and science My class adored it, and even my reluctant readers enjoyed retelling the story through the pictures. 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