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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition (Margot Lee Shetterly) - by Margot Lee Shetterly (Paperback)

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Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.



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The uplifting, amazing true story--a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly's acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.




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"The perfect impetus for discussion on a host of important historical themes germane to the 1950s, such as gender roles, racial prejudice and segregation, and scientific exploration... Middle-schoolers will find their story, here in a young readers' edition of Shetterly's 2016 adult book, engaging and inspirational."--Booklist
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History / United States / General
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Paperback
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 51708206
UPC: 9780062662378
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-1161
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.5 inches length x 0.8 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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