Maggie Cole

The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson
  • The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson

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    "A wonderful non-fiction book . . . The layout of the book is fun, with many pictures, and small blurbs of extra information." - Goodreads reviewer Hannah Lightning

    In 1969 history was made when the first humans stepped on the moon. Back on earth, one woman was running the numbers that ensured they got there and back in one piece.

    As a child, Katherine Johnson loved maths. She went on to be one of the most important people in the history of space travel.

    Extraordinary Lives is a bold, inclusive biography series shining a light on modern and historical figures. Entertaining, accessible and educational, they are the perfect introductions to these amazing people and their achievements.


    © Devika Jina 2019 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Puffin (Author) Since publishing a series of non-fiction in 1940, Puffin has grown to become one of the most iconic children's entertainment brands in the world. Publishing stories for children from 0 -12 Puffin is home to famous authors, illustrators and children's brands including Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Snowman and Diary of a Wimpy Kid to name but a few. Many of these stories live beyond the book and have inspired films, music and games. Puffin is always on the look-out for new talent and is committed to giving children access to stories, through innovative formats and partnerships; ensuring that the magic of imagination passes from one generation to the next. Dream big, Read Puffin. Michael Lee Richardson (Author) Michael Lee Richardson is an award-winning writer currently based in Glasgow. His recent short, MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME, won the 2018 Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film. Michael has taken part in BBC writersrooms, and has won several awards for his original scripts. Michael started writing in 2010 and since then has written several produced shorts, children's television episodes, and performed plays. He is also the author of THE OTHER TEAM, WE WERE ALWAYS HERE, and contributed to the queer anthology PROUD. Michael's work focuses on LGBTQ+ characters and stories. When Michael isn't writing, he is a community campaigner and works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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