The Story of Katherine Johnson: A Biography Book for New Readers


Discover the life of Katherine Johnson—a story about reaching for the stars, for kids ages 6 to 9

Katherine Johnson was one of the best mathematicians in the history of the United States. Before her math skills helped send the first American astronauts safely into space, she was a smart and curious girl who loved to learn new things about the world around her. She studied hard in school and became one of the first Black women hired by NASA to figure out difficult math problems. This book helps kids explore how Katherine went from being a young girl growing up in West Virginia to one of the most important people in American space history.

This Katherine Johnson book for kids includes:

  • Core curriculum—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Katherine’s life, and take a quick quiz to test their knowledge.
  • Her lasting legacy—This book explains how Katherine’s talents and contributions made the world a better place for future generations.
  • Short chapters—Brief chapters divide this Katherine Johnson biography into smaller sections that inspire new readers to keep reading.

How will Katherine’s out-of-this-world achievements inspire the child in your life? Published December 2021. 57 pages. 

Book Type: Paperback

Publisher: Rockridge Press

Availability: In stock