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Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race / by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

Shetterly, Margot Lee, (author.). Conkling, Winifred, (author.). Freeman, Laura (Illustrator), (illustrator.). Shetterly, Margot Lee. Adaptation of (expression): Hidden figures. (Added Author).

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  • 45 of 45 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Killingworth Library Association.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Killingworth Library Association J 510.92 SHE (Text to phone) 33420147394424 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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Summary, etc.:
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- ).
Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were all good at math. Really good. And it was their understanding of numbers that helped them do what seemed impossible. They were women, and they were African-American, and they lived during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and, most important, smart. And that's why NASA hired them to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time. New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring to life the inspiring story of the struggles of these four "hidden figures" and what they overcame to succeed. The math work they did would change not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
980L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 5.8 0.5.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019
Subject: Vaughan, Dorothy, 1910-2008 > Juvenile literature.
Jackson, Mary, 1921-2005 > Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Katherine G. > Juvenile literature
Darden, Christine M. > Juvenile literature
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Juvenile literature.
Women mathematicians > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American mathematicians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Space race > Juvenile literature.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Juvenile literature
Women mathematicians
African American women
African American mathematicians
Space race
African Americans > Biography
Women > Biography
Genre: Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Juvenile literature.

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