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Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: "The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: In 2015, at the age of ninety-seven, Johnson became a global celebrity for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA's first flight into space. In her memoir Johnson provides a record of racial history that reveals the influential role Black educators played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like herself, and brings into focus the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, KATHERINE JOH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B JOHNSON JOH

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: Includes stories about Katherine Johnson, Miriam Mann, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughn, Annie Easley, and Christine Darden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 RIS

Summary: "Junior high and high school classes across the country should take field trips to see this movie."--Richard Roeper.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HID

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 LEE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 SHE

Summary: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HID RATED PG

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Hi

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HID

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Hidden 2017

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BUT

Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BET

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Onwuachi, Kwame

Summary: "A cookbook celebrating the food of the African diaspora, from Nigeria and Ethiopia to the Bronx, the Caribbean, and the American South, from the James Beard Award-winning author of Notes from a Young Black Chef"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59296 ONW

Feldman, Thea

Summary: Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine's unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA's Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE FEL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue Feldman 2017

Duster, Michelle

Summary: "An inspiring picture book biography of Ida B. Wells-who was an educator, journalist, feminist, businesswoman, newspaper owner, public speaker, suffragist, civil rights activist, and women's club leader-as told by her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Amoroso, Cynthia

Summary: A biography of Coretta Scott King, an American civil rights activist, and the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Jefferson, Margo

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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Watson, Renee

Summary: "A biography of Oprah Winfrey, part of the She Persisted chapter book series"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WIN

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