Counting on Katherine


Counting on Katherine, written by Helaine Becker (Christy Ottaviano Books) - the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician who helped save Apollo 13. Katherine was featured in the recent Hidden Figures movie, played by Taraji Henson. Book trailer here:
Honors and Awards:
"A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love."--Kirkus, starred review

Cook Award for best STEM children's book for 8-10 year olds
Giverny Award for best science children's picture book

A Junior Library Guild Selection
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
A NCTM Mathical Honor Book
An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society

ILA Teachers’ Choices Reading List

An Amelia Bloomer List Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Vermont Red Clover Award Master List Selection
Crystal Kite finalist in Canada and Southwest SCBWI regions