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Hidden Figures : The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman


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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...  Read more...


 
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More About Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly; Laura Freeman
 
 
 
Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062742469
  • ISBN-10: 0062742469
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Mathematics - General

 
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