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A Computer Called Katherine


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Suzanne Slade (Author) Suzanne Slade holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and worked on NASA's Delta IV rockets. Her recent titles include The Inventor's Secret, Friends for Freedom, With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School, and Climbing Lincoln's Steps. She lives in Illinois with her husband, and she invites you to visit her online at suzanneslade.com.Veronica Miller Jamison (Illustrator) Veronica Miller Jamison is a fashion illustrator whose clients include Essence Magazine, Bloomingdales, and Hallmark. A Computer Called Katherine is her debut picture book. She is an alumna of Howard University and Drexel University, and she lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and their cat. She invites you to visit her online at veronicamarche.com.


An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Nonfiction for Kids for March 2019 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books (OSTB) for Students K-12 list, by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC)
2020-2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
Parents' Choice Silver Award

A charming read [that] will help teach children about this amazing woman.--The Houston Chronicle
A look into a woman's life who made such a difference in the world.--School Library Connection
A magnificent biography of an incredible, courageous, unstoppable woman, A Computer Called Katherine is inspirational in every way.--Reading Eagle
A must-read for every future mathematician who likes to ask questions and find answers.--Mashable
An uplifting portrait of a no longer so 'hidden' figure.--Publishers Weekly
Another appealing picture book biography of a successful woman.--School Library Journal
Her uplifting tale can encourage young readers to dream big bylearning from Katherine's historic efforts, which are too often left out of history lessons.--Mashable
Inspiring, upbeat, and clever.--The Horn Book
Slade writes with appealing rhythm and repetition [and] Jamison mixes neatly composed, straightforward action with inventive, swirling images dramatizing Johnson's brilliant calculations.--New York Times
With vivid watercolor illustrations and an exciting depiction of Katherine Johnson's life from early childhood through adulthood, this is a winning pick for young kids. A Computer Called Katherine offers a great way to introduce them to an important chapter in American history and an incredibly inspiring woman who helped change the world.

--Common Sense Media

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