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 23, 2018

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Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator 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.

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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Title:Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space RaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062742469

ISBN - 13:9780062742469

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Great story and illustrations
Date published: 2017-09-28