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Common Read: Katherine Johnson

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Katherine Johnson: The Woman Behind Project Mercury

"Outlier: the story of Katherine Johnson" maps the trajectory of this African American girl-wonder whose mathematical genius catapulted astronauts into space. From America's first attempt at manned space flights to the Space Shuttle program, Johnson was an integral part of NASA.

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For more information about the 2022 Common Read, contact Marcia Addison, or Sara Klink,