Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson
When she was a young girl, Katherine loved math. She skipped several grades and was soon working with a professor on more complex problems. However, opportunities for young African American girls in the field of mathematics were almost nonexistent during the 1940's and 50's. Katherine ended up joining an organization that would become NASA and worked on projects including the Apollo 11 mission, and her story was made famous by the film Hidden Figures. This autobiography looks at the extraordinary life of Katherine Johnson.