A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade audiobook

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

By Suzanne Slade
Read by Jeanette Illidg

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316435178
0.23 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $4.98
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781549156281

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.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Winner of a Parents' Choice Award

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Outstanding Science Trade Books Pick

A Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Slade writes with appealing rhythm and repetition.” New York Times
“A charming read [that] will help teach children about this amazing woman.” Houston Chronicle
“An excellent way to introduce young readers to an African-American female mathematician who deserves to be remembered and celebrated.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Inspiring, upbeat, and clever.” Horn Book Guide
“Jeanette Illidge exudes confidence and pride as she narrates the early life of Katherine Johnson…Illidge is upbeat sharing anecdotes both light—the joy of counting ANYTHING—and somber—exclusion from an all-white high school and the meetings of fellow mathematicians. Illidge’s steady pacing mirrors Katherine’s own determination to be the best at what she does.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Suzanne Slade

Author Bio: Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Buckingham Slade holds a mechanical engineering degree and worked on NASA’s Delta rockets and Titan rockets. Her books include Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon, Astronaut Annie, Dangerous Jane, and The Inventor’s Secret, among others. She invites you to visit her online at suzanneslade.com.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 0.23
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English