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Suzanne Slade - Author

About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several about other groundbreaking women, such as Dangerous Jane and A Computer Called Katherine. Slade lives in Libertyville, Illinois. Cozbi A. Cabrera holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has illustrated several books for children and is also well known for her handmade cloth dolls. Cabrera lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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A Computer Called Katherine How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

A Computer Called Katherine How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Veronica Miller Jamison Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2021

The inspiring story of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (the subject of the hit movie Hidden Figures). Katherine Johnson grew up during a time when women were not encouraged to excel in the fields of math and science, and when African-Americans were heavily discriminated against. But she was so good at math that she zoomed ahead of her elementary school classmates, attended a high school far away from home, and started college at age fourteen, taking difficult geometry classes taught just for her. She went on to become one of NASA's computers who wore skirts, women who did calculations that helped the men engineers design flight plans and rockets. Katherine wasn't like other women. She asked lots and lots of questions, and she didn't stay out of design meetings that were previously just for men. She was so good at her job that she was asked to double check the calculations of a machine computer. Katherine made important contributions to the first flight into space, the first orbit of the Earth, and the first trip to the moon--and back--breaking barriers for African Americans and women everywhere. Author Suzanne Slade brings Katherine's story to life in this smartly written picture book biography, illustrated by debut artist Veronica Miller Jamison.

Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters

Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters

Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Don Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever. In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot! You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers--all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL! You will find THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, who played the most groundbreaking, breathtaking ball the world had ever seen, and played a pivotal role in the desegregation of the National Basketball League (later, the NBA). With rhythmic writing and dynamic illustrations, Swish! is a celebration of the greatness, goodness, and grit of this remarkable team.

Astronaut Annie

Astronaut Annie

Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Nicole Tadgell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2020

Career Day is approaching, and Annie can't wait to show her family what she's planning to be when she grows up. But, she must keep it a secret until Friday! So curious family members each ask Annie for a clue. Convinced that she'll be a news reporter like he once was, her grandfather gives her his old camera and notebook to use for her presentation. Her grandmother is sure Annie wants to be a champion baker like her, so she offers a mixing bowl and oven gloves to Annie. Hopeful she'll become the mountain climber he aspired to be so her father gives Annie an old backpack. Her mother presents Annie with a pair of high-top trainers to pursue her favourite sport at school-basketball. Grateful for each gift, Annie cleverly finds a way to use them all to create her Career Day costume. When the big day arrives, Annie finally reveals her out-of-this-world dream to everyone. * To watch astronaut Anne McClain read this book aloud while orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, visit https://storytimefromspace.com/astronaut-annie-2

Astronaut Annie

Astronaut Annie

Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Nicole Tadgell Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2019

Annie is preparing for Career Day at school and is trying to follow her teacher's directive to keep her career choice a secret. Every evening she works on her costume while her family asks for hints. Grandpop gives her a camera in the hope that she will aspire to be a journalist like him. Grandma tells her about her days winning awards for her desserts and lets Annie borrow her mixing bowl and oven mitts. Dad is convinced that she'll wants to be a mountain climber like him; and when Mum asks for a hint, she gives Annie some high-top trainers hoping Annie will be a basketball player like she is. Annie does not commit to any of her family members' career choices, but in the end shows that she can blend something from everyone and make it her own. Readers will have no doubt that Annie is well equipped to follow her dream to travel into space. The illustration of her room shows planets hanging from the ceiling, stars and moons on her bedspread and tissue box, space posters on the walls and a telescope for stargazing. Tadgell's watercolour illustrations are child-friendly and complementary to Slade's concise storytelling. Background information gives a short biography of four female astronauts, information about the phases of the moon and a list of sources to learn more.

Daring Dozen

Daring Dozen

Author: Suzanne Slade, Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2019

Friends for Freedom The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

Friends for Freedom The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Nicole Tadgell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2016

The House That George Built

The House That George Built

Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Rebecca Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2015

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