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The Story of Katherine Johnson: A Biography Book for New Readers

By Andrea Thorpe

ISBN: 978-1638070313
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.

Katherine Johnson was one of the best mathematicians in the history of the United States. Before her math skills helped send the first American astronauts safely into space, she was a smart and curious girl who loved to learn new things about the world around her. She studied hard in school and became one of the first Black women hired by NASA. Independent reading—This Katherine Johnson biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own. Critical thinking—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Katherine's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more. A lasting legacy—Find out how Katherine went from being a young girl growing up in West Virginia to one of the most important people in space exploration. How will Katherine's out-of-this-world achievements inspire you?