Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space Race

byMargot Lee ShetterlyIllustratorLaura Freeman

January 16, 2018|
Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
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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."

This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share in the classroom or for homeschooling.

Margot Lee Shetterly is a writer who grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in HIDDEN FIGURES. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and the recipient of a Virginia Foundation of the Humanities grant for her research into the history of women in computing. She lives in Charlottesville, VA.Laura Freeman rec...
Title:Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space RaceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.25 inPublished:January 16, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062742469

ISBN - 13:9780062742469

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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