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“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.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Katherine Johnson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release: 2020-05-05
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781534440845

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I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach—and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: Collins
Release: 2008-05-20
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 0060554479

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Reaching for the Moon is the girls' version of Lucy H. Pearce's Amazon bestselling book Moon Time: harness the ever-changing energy of your menstrual cycle. For girls aged 9-14 as they anticipate and experience their body's changes. Beginning with an imaginary journey into the red tent, a traditional place of women's wisdom, some of the gifts and secrets of womanhood are imparted in a gentle lyrical way, alongside practical advice. Reaching for the Moon is a nurturing celebration of a girl's transformation to womanhood. Lucy H. Pearce is the mother of three, and author of five books for girls and women. A must-read for all our daughters! Melia Keeton-Digby, author, The Heroines Club A beautiful, insightful book that every girl should have clenched to her heart... the most life-affirming gift you could offer. Wendy Cook, Founder, Mighty Girl Art(TM) For our daughters and their mothers, thank you. ALisa Starkweather, founder, Red Tent Temple Movement

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Pearce H Lucy
Publisher:
Release: 2015-08-26
File: 116 Pages
ISBN-13: 1910559083

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Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing--following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov--to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.

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Genre: Astronautics and state
Author: Roger D. Launius
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2019-06-25
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300230468

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The gripping story of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop and her relationship with the extraordinary Brazilian woman Lota de Macedo Soares.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Carmen L. Oliveira
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0813533597

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“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.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Katherine Johnson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release: 2020-05-05
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781534440845

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Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine called The Fallen Astronaut, along with a plaque bearing a list of names. By telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the moon between 1962 and 1972, this book enriches the saga of humankind's greatest scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the human cost of the space race. Many people are aware of the first manned Apollo mission, in which Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives in a fire during a ground test, but few know of the other five fallen astronauts whose stories this book tells as well, including Ted Freeman and C.C. Williams, who died in the crashes of their T-38 jets; the "Gemini Twins," Charlie Bassett and Elliot See, killed when their jet slammed into the building where their Gemini capsule was undergoing final construction; and Ed Givens, whose fatal car crash has until now been obscured by rumors. Supported by extensive interviews and archival material, the extraordinary lives and accomplishments of these and other fallen astronauts--including eight Russian cosmonauts who lost their lives during training--unfold here in intimate and compelling detail. Their stories return us to a stirring time in the history of our nation and remind us of the cost of fulfilling our dreams. This revised edition includes expanded and revised biographies and additional photographs.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release: 2016-05-01
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780803285972

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Genre: Art
Author: Ingo Maurer
Publisher: Vitra Design Stiftung
Release: 2004-07
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 3931936430

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"I'm glad I'm alive." Doris Louise Bailey, a teen in the Prohibition era, writes this sentiment over and over in her diaries as she struggles with a life-threatening bout of scarlet fever. But it's also an apt summation of how she lived in the years following her brush with death. Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929) contains Doris's true-life adventures as she flirts with boys, sneaks sips of whiskey and bets on racehorses - breaking rules and hearts along the way. In Portland, Oregon, she's the belle of the ball, enjoying the attention of several handsome gents. In Arizona, she rides a wild strawberry roan, winning races and kissing cowboys. From hospital wards and petting parties to rodeos and boarding school, this older, more complex Doris faces the dawning of the Depression and her own emergence as a young adult with even more humor, passion and love of life than she showed in her earlier diaries. Readers of all ages will relate to her pursuit of true love, freedom, and adventure in her own time and on her own terms.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Edited by Julia Park Tracey
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2013
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475998955

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Surveys the achievements of the Apollo program and the astronauts and other individuals who made the program a success.

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Genre: Astronauts
Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 63 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438127132

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