Reaching for the Moon
Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

Katherine Johnson
Hardback
RRP £12.99 Our price £11.43 You save £1.56 (12%)
In stock
Reaching for the Moon is available to buy in increments of 1

Book description
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.

Product details
More Information
ISBN 9781534440838
Publisher SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S
Format Hardback
Pages 256
Publication date 11 July 2019

Customer reviews
Write Your Own Review
We'd love to hear what you thought of this book, log in or register to leave your review

Delivery & returns

Free UK delivery on all online orders over £15. First class, international and UK next day delivery options are available at additional cost. Please see our delivery and returns page for full information.

You may also like...