Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Katherine Johnson has her own Barbie!

Image for BRB INSPR WMN DL 3 from Mattel
The Katherine Johnson doll will be available in May.
Mattel is releasing a new collection of dolls featuring inspiring women. You can get your own Katherine Johnson doll beginning in May. Of course you will need Counting on Katherine.  to go along with it. 

When I first began working on the book, Johnson was relatively unknown. But then came the smash hit movie, Hidden Figures. And now - a Barbie! I'm so excited to see her finally getting the attention she deserves.

Counting on Katherine tells much more of her story than is shown in Hidden Figures. It details her role in saving the doomed and crippled Apollo 13 and bringing the drifting spacecraft safely back to Earth. The illustrations, by the talented Dow Phumiruk, are stunning!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dow made a trailer.....

Watch the new trailer for Counting on Katherine! Illustrator Dow Phumiruk made it, and it is just as beautiful as the book.  You can preorder the book now from your favorite bookseller - it goes on sale mid-June.

Because: Science!