A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon / written by Suzanne Slade ; lllustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison.Material type: TextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316435178; 0316435171Subject(s): Johnson, Katherine G | Johnson, Katherine G | Johnson, Katherine G | Johnson, Katherine G | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography | African American women mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American women mathematicians -- Biography | Women mathematicians -- Biography | Mathematicians | Women -- Biography | African Americans -- Biography | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science | African American women mathematicians | Employees | Mathematicians | Women mathematicians | African American women mathematicians -- Biography | Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography | Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | Juvenile works. | Biographies.DDC classification: 510.92 | B LOC classification: QA29.J64 | S53 2018Summary: Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.
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School Library Journal ReviewK-Gr 3-Even as a child, Katherine Johnson loved numbers. She skipped through school, took a job as part of a team of number crunchers called "calculators," and helped figure out the trajectory of early space flights of the 1960s, even after machine computing became a part of the process. This retelling of Johnson's achievements focuses on her path as a black female mathematician. The book devotes a spread to the civil rights struggle, illustrating how people were divided about school integration; it also shows that many disagreed about whether women should work at jobs traditionally held by men. Jamison stresses how Johnson's talent for math broke both barriers. Covering much of the same ground as Helaine Becker's Counting on Katherine, the text is relatively straightforward and accessible even to listeners not yet ready for the inclusion of incorrect math problems, such as "25 ÷ 5 = 4," used as examples of how wrong some people's assumptions were. First-time illustrator Jamison relies on ink, watercolor, marker, and colored pencil to create spreads that emphasize math concepts. Often there's a faint background of the geometric images and equations shown on the end papers. Back matter includes author and artist notes about their personal connection to the subject, quotes from Johnson herself, and sources and credits. VERDICT Another appealing picture book biography of a successful woman; a strong choice for most collections.-Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsSuzanne Slade holds a mechanical engineering degree and worked on NASA's Delta IV rockets. Her recent titles include The Inventor's Secret , Friends for Freedom , With Books and Bricks , and Climbing Lincoln's Steps . She lives in Illinois, and she invites you to visit her online at suzanneslade.com.
Veronica Miller Jamison is an illustrator whose clients include Essence Magazine , Bloomingdales, and Hallmark. A Computer Called Katherine is her debut picture book. She is an alumna of Howard University and Drexel University, and she lives outside Philadelphia. She invites you to visit her online at veronicamarche.com.