To celebrate the release of One Step Further by Katherine Johnson and her daughters Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore, and illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow on January 5th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive photos and stories from the life of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, plus 5 chances to win a hardcover copy!
With ONE STEP FURTHER, author Katherine Johnson shares what it was like for her daughters to be a part of her history-making path. Filled with personal reflections, exclusive family archival photos, and striking illustrations, readers will be immersed in this deeply personal portrayal of female empowerment, women in STEM, and the breaking down of race barriers across generations. Historical notes, photo/illustration notes, and a timeline put the story into a historical and modern-day context.
Picturing the Past
by Lori Epstein, Photo Director, National Geographic Kids Books
|Katherine Johnson’s West Virginia State College Diploma|
|Katherine’s college transcripts. Check out those grades! And do the math to see that she graduated Summa Cum Laude at age 19. Wow.|
|Presidential Medal of Freedom Pin|
|credit Mark Thiessen/NGP|
Blog Tour Schedule:
February 22nd – Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog
February 23rd – Here Wee Read
February 24th – Make a Way Blog
February 25th – BookHounds
February 26th – Frantic Mommy
Buy: Amazon | Indiebound | Bookshop
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of
orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. She calculated and analyzed the flight paths of many spacecraft during her more than three decades with the U.S. space program, and her work helped send astronauts to the moon. She died on February 24, 2020.
- One (1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of One Step Further signed by Katherine Johnson’s daughters and co-authors Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore!
- Check out the other tour stops for more chances to win
- US/Can only
- Ends 3/7 at 11:59 pm ET
Danielle Hammelef says
I find it interesting that she was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Jana Leah says
Wow she graduated from college at 19.