NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson (Stem Trailblazer Bios) (Library Binding)

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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781512457032
ISBN-10: 1512457035
Publisher: Lerner Publications (Tm)
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Stem Trailblazer Bios

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