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

Hardcover | January 23, 2018

byMargot Lee ShetterlyIllustratorLaura Freeman

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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 African-American women, living 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 as mathematicians, also known as “colored computers,” to help send the United States into space for the very first time. This inspiring story brings to life these four “hidden figures” and what they overcame to succeed, changing not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever.

 

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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 African-American women, living during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062742469

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