Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson” (CLICK HERE for it)
Reaching for the Moon was written by Katherine Johnson and published in 2019 (by Simon & Schuster: Athenium Books for Young Readers), when she was one over hundred years old. Johnson was one of the NASA “computers” featured in the best-selling book Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space and the popular movie Hidden Figures. The book discusses Johnson’s work at NASA, but its primary focus is on her family, her Christian faith, and how those came together to help her and other African-Americans succeed. (CLICK HERE to continue).
This book is among the Faith and Science entries for younger readers. CLICK HERE for more.
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