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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

The name of my book is “Counting on Katherine.” The author of my book is Melanie Becker.


This book is about Katherine Johnson. She was a mathematician, she was among the first Black women in NASA and she saved Apollo 13. She had to face many problems because she was Black and men didn’t think women could do things. She could not go to college in her county because it was for white people and she was Black and she could not become a mathematician because, in those days, there were no jobs for women as mathematicians. She overcame those problems by being patient and staying strong.


I can relate to Katherine Johnson because I also love math. I recommend this book because it can make a change from “I hate math!,” into, “I love math!”

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