Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race
- by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.
- First edition.
- New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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- Publisher's Summary
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner 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.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Supplemental links
- 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.
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Juvenile literature.
- Johnson, Katherine G.
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Biography > 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.
- Women mathematicians.
- African American women.
- African American mathematicians.
- Space race.
- African Americans > Biography.
- Women > Biography.
- JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Science & Technology.
- JUVENILE NONFICTION > Mathematics.
- JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > United States > African American.
- United States.
- Picture books
- Juvenile works.
- Picture books for children.
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- True story of four Black women and the space race
- Ages 4-8.
- Accelerated Reader LG 5.8 0.5.
- Commended for Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrator) 2019 9780062742469 20190225 (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Related Work
- Adaptation of (expression): Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden figures.
- 9780062742469 (hardcover)
- 0062742469 (hardcover)
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