Reaching For The Moon: The Autobiography Of Nasa Mathematician Katherine Johnson

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

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.


  • 001 ReachingForTheMoon Open

    Duração: 38s
  • 002 ReachingForTheMoon Dedication

    Duração: 18s
  • 003 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter1

    Duração: 49min
  • 004 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter2

    Duração: 48min
  • 005 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter3

    Duração: 31min
  • 006 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter4

    Duração: 27min
  • 007 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter5

    Duração: 01h23s
  • 008 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter6

    Duração: 55min
  • 009 ReachingForTheMoon Chapter7

    Duração: 34min
  • 010 ReachingForTheMoon Epilogue

    Duração: 10min
  • 011 ReachingForTheMoon Close

    Duração: 01min