Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space Race by Margot Lee ShetterlyHidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

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

byMargot Lee ShetterlyIllustratorLaura Freeman

Hardcover | January 16, 2018

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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."

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:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:January 16, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062742469

ISBN - 13:9780062742469


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational, Accessible, and Great for Black History Month I read the novel, watched the film, and will find some tiny human to buy this book for. The illustrations are done wonderfully. The book is not written in your typical watered down version for children, it gives factual statements and would be great for an introductory book report. A great addition for a child's library.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Great story and illustrations
Date published: 2017-09-28

Editorial Reviews

“An important story to tell about four heroines, one that will lead young readers to the longer, more-nuanced coverage available when they are ready.”