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Hidden figures: the true story of four black women and the space race

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Publisher:
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math...really good.

They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world.

In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.

"Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers," proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018." "Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars."

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ISBN:
9780062742469
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
980L
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Grouped Work ID 648e35b2-bbf7-83ea-0b4d-89963a3fa2b9
Full title hidden figures the true story of four black women and the space race
Author lee shetterly margot
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 20:03:07PM

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auth_author2 Conkling, Winifred,, Freeman, Laura (Illustrator),, Shetterly, Margot Lee.
author Lee Shetterly, Margot,
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display_description Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918-), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942-).
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subject_facet African American mathematicians, African American mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American women, African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography, Biographies, Space race, Space race -- Juvenile literature, United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography, United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography, Women mathematicians, Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race
title_full Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race / by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman
title_short Hidden figures :
title_sub the true story of four black women and the space race
topic_facet African American mathematicians, African American women, African Americans, Officials and employees, Space race, Women, Women mathematicians