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A Computer Called Katherine

Author : Suzanne Slade
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2019-04-09
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780316435161

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A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade Pdf

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 as 5+5=12. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses--as wrong as 10-5=3. And 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.

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Author : Helaine Becker
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2018-06-19
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781250208057

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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker Pdf

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the 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 steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history. Christy Ottaviano Books

Reaching for the Moon

Author : Katherine Johnson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2019-07-02
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781534440852

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Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson Pdf

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) 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.

Counting the Stars

Author : Lesa Cline-Ransome
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2019-10-08
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781534404762

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Counting the Stars by Lesa Cline-Ransome Pdf

“A detail-rich picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews “Straightforward and inviting.” —School Library Journal From award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome and acclaimed illustrator Raúl Colón comes the sensitive, informative, and inspiring picture book biography of the remarkable mathematician Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA “human computers” whose work was critical to the first US space launch. Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws were in place in the early 1950s, Katherine worked analyzing data at the NACA (later NASA) Langley laboratory. In 1962, as NASA prepared for the orbital mission of John Glenn, Katherine Johnson was called upon and John Glenn said “get the girl” (Katherine Johnson) to run the numbers by hand to chart the complexity of the orbital flight. He knew that his flight couldn’t work without her unique skills. President Barack Obama awarded Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 and her incredible life inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Get to know this incredible and inspirational woman with this beautifully illustrated picture book from an award-winning duo.

Katherine Johnson

Author : M. M. Eboch
Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Page : 24 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2019-08-11
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781731615329

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Katherine Johnson by M. M. Eboch Pdf

Book Features: • 24 pages, 10 inches x 8 inches • Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3 leveled readers • Simple, easy-to-read pages with illustrations • Features vocabulary and comprehension and extension activities • Includes reading tips, a timeline, and a glossary The Magic Of Reading: Prepare to take off into a reading adventure that is out of this world with Women in Science and Technology: Katherine Johnson—a 24-page biography of the NASA mathematician who helped launch some of the first space flights. Hands-On Reading Adventure: The first launch into space was nothing short of extraordinary, and neither was NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. Follow along on Katherine's journey, paving the way for the first flights and exploration into space. Features: More than just an exciting book about space exploration, this kids book also includes a vocabulary list, reading tips for interaction and engagement, and extension and comprehension activities. A glossary and timeline are also included. Leveled Books: Vibrant illustrations and leveled text work together to engage readers and promote reading comprehension skills. This leveled book engages 1st—3rd graders through new vocabulary and high-interest topics like space exploration. Why Rourke Educational Media: Since 1980, Rourke Publishing Company has specialized in publishing engaging and diverse non-fiction and fiction books for children in a wide range of subjects that support reading success on a level that has no limits.

My Remarkable Journey

Author : Katherine Johnson,Joylette Hylick,Katherine Moore
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2021-05-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062897695

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My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson,Joylette Hylick,Katherine Moore Pdf

The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change. In 2015, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA’s first flights into space. Her contributions to America’s space program were celebrated in a blockbuster and Academy-award nominated movie. In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. In her life after retirement, she served as a beacon of light for her family and community alike. Her story is centered around the basic tenets of her life—no one is better than you, education is paramount, and asking questions can break barriers. The memoir captures the many facets of this unique woman: the curious “daddy’s girl,” pioneering professional, and sage elder. This multidimensional portrait is also the record of a century of racial history that reveals the influential role educators at segregated schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like Katherine. The author pays homage to her mentor—the African American professor who inspired her to become a research mathematician despite having his own dream crushed by racism. Infused with the uplifting wisdom of a woman who handled great fame with genuine humility and great tragedy with enduring hope, My Remarkable Journey ultimately brings into focus a determined woman who navigated tough racial terrain with soft-spoken grace—and the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire future generations.

Counting on Katherine

Author : Helaine Becker
Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2021-04-15
Category : African American women mathematicians
ISBN : 1529005612

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Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker Pdf

As a child, Katherine loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink - everything she could. Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about maths, about the universe... From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the true story of a groundbreaking African-American woman who went above and beyond what was expected of her in the 1960s.

Hidden Figures

Author : Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2018-05-08
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780062881885

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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Pdf

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good. They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world. In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. "Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers," proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018." "Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars."

Mira's Curly Hair

Author : Maryam Al Serkal
Publisher : Lantana Publishing
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2020-06-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781913747053

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Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal Pdf

Mira doesn't like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls at the back. It curls everywhere! She wants it to be straight and smooth, just like her Mama's. But then something unpredictable happens . . . and Mira will never look at her mama's hair the same way again! A delightful celebration of natural hair and the courage it takes to be yourself.

My Mother Was a Computer

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2010-03-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780226321493

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My Mother Was a Computer by N. Katherine Hayles Pdf

We live in a world, according to N. Katherine Hayles, where new languages are constantly emerging, proliferating, and fading into obsolescence. These are languages of our own making: the programming languages written in code for the intelligent machines we call computers. Hayles's latest exploration provides an exciting new way of understanding the relations between code and language and considers how their interactions have affected creative, technological, and artistic practices. My Mother Was a Computer explores how the impact of code on everyday life has become comparable to that of speech and writing: language and code have grown more entangled, the lines that once separated humans from machines, analog from digital, and old technologies from new ones have become blurred. My Mother Was a Computer gives us the tools necessary to make sense of these complex relationships. Hayles argues that we live in an age of intermediation that challenges our ideas about language, subjectivity, literary objects, and textuality. This process of intermediation takes place where digital media interact with cultural practices associated with older media, and here Hayles sharply portrays such interactions: how code differs from speech; how electronic text differs from print; the effects of digital media on the idea of the self; the effects of digitality on printed books; our conceptions of computers as living beings; the possibility that human consciousness itself might be computational; and the subjective cosmology wherein humans see the universe through the lens of their own digital age. We are the children of computers in more than one sense, and no critic has done more than N. Katherine Hayles to explain how these technologies define us and our culture. Heady and provocative, My Mother Was a Computer will be judged as her best work yet.

Katherine Johnson

Author : Thea Feldman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2017-07-18
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781534403420

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Katherine Johnson by Thea Feldman Pdf

Get to know the woman who made many of NASA’s early missions possible in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series of biographies about people “you should meet!” Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine’s unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA’s Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time. A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus inspiring careers for math lovers. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

Computer Decoder

Author : Andi Diehn
Publisher : Picture Book Biography
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1619307650

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Computer Decoder by Andi Diehn Pdf

Follows Dorothy Vaughan's path from math teacher to "human computer" as well as her success as first African American supervisor at her company.

Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?

Author : Patrice McLaurin
Publisher : Digital Arts, Incorporated
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2016-05-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0997315202

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Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? by Patrice McLaurin Pdf

Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? is a journey into the often forgotten contributions of African-American inventors, that contributed to the American landscape. This book was written to appeal to African-American youth, inspiring creative thought and innovation. It was also written to demonstrate to children how the genius of African-American minds is utilized on a daily basis. Biographies about each inventor, as well as activity sheets are included in the book to further stimulate the minds of young readership.

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Author : Heather E. Schwartz
Publisher : Millbrook Press
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2018-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781541530119

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NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson by Heather E. Schwartz Pdf

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! What do you want to be when you grow up? When Katherine Johnson was young, women weren't expected to go into the math and science fields. Johnson loved math, but she never thought she could be a mathematician. After studying math in school and teaching for a few years, she learned that the organization that would later become NASA was hiring women to complete mathematical equations. As an African American woman, Johnson had to work hard to earn the respect of her coworkers, but they soon came to rely on her brilliant calculations. Her contributions to the US space program helped send astronauts to the moon. Learn how Johnson broke barriers as a female African American mathematician.

This Is a School

Author : John Schu
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2022-03-29
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781536204582

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This Is a School by John Schu Pdf

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