One Step Further: My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Lifelong Mission

One Step Further: My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Lifelong Mission

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, Biography, Childrens, Science, History, Nonfiction, Feminism, Space

This inspirational picture book reveals what is was like for a young black mother of three to navigate the difficult world of the 1950s and 60s and to succeed in an unwelcoming industry to become one of the now legendary "hidden figures" of NASA computing and space research.


Johnson''s own empowering narrative is complemented by the recollections of her two daughters about their mother''s work and insights about how she illuminated their paths, including one daughter''s fight for civil rights and another''s journey to become a NASA mathematician herself. The narrative gracefully weaves together Johnson''s personal story, her influence on her daughters'' formative years, her and her daughters'' fight for civil rights, and her lasting impact on NASA and space exploration. 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 time line put the story into historical and modern-day context.


The inspirational tale of Johnson''s perseverance is both intimate and global, showcasing the drive of each generation to push one step further than the last. With its evocative family album-style format and novel approach to storytelling, One Step Further is sure to inspire the next generation of rising stars.

Title:One Step Further: My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Lifelong Mission
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781426371936
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    One Step Further: My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Lifelong Mission Reviews

  • Richard Sommers

    This was a very well-delivered story, with a lot of good illustrations and photos to make the story connect with young readers. My daughter didn't even want to read it when I had her sit down with me ...

  • Tam Wallace

    Very well written, with great art, to introduce younger children to the story of Katherine Johnson, and to the difficulties that women of color fought against to do what they loved....

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus...