To celebrate the release of One Step Further by Katherine Johnson and her daughters Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore, and illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow on January 5th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive photos and stories from the life of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson, plus 5 chances to win a hardcover copy and one Signed by Katherine Johnson’s daughters and co-authors Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore!
|Charnelle as a child. Credit Jerry Pinkney.|
As a child, I remember staring up at the night sky as we drove home from a holiday family get-together. The air was crisp (as was the norm for a New York winter) and the stars were bright. I looked up at the brightest star in the sky and wondered what its name was. I even made up some elaborate story in my head about the star’s origin. I never imagined the time, dedication, and work that women like Katherine Johnson put into answering all the questions that could arise when NASA prepared to venture into this same night sky.
|Katherine’s 20 and 30 year NASA pins|
|Katherine’s copy of the Inspiring Women series Barbie that was modeled after her|
Blog Tour Schedule:
3/1 – BookhoundsYA
3/2 – Book Briefs
3/3 – Frantic Mommy
3/4 – Randomly Reading
3/5 – A Dream Within a Dream
3/8 – I’m All Booked Up
3/9 – Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog
3/10 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
3/11 – Christy’s Cozy Corners
3/12 – Feed Your Fiction Addiction
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. She calculated and analyzed the flight paths of many spacecraft during her more than three decades with the U.S. space program, and her work helped send astronauts to the moon. She died on February 24, 2020.
- One (1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of One Step Further (SIGNED)
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I learned that Katherine Johnson worked as a mathematician for more than three decades with the U.S. space program. Amazing!
Danielle Hammelef says
I find it interesting that not only was she a brilliant mathematician, but she was a mom of three.
This sounds like a very good book.
Julie Waldron says
I learned that she was a mathematician. My daughter is fascinated with anything space related, she would love this book!
Jana Leah says
It’s fascinating that she was analyzing & calculating flight plans through her entire 30 year career.