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Hidden Figures : Young Readers' Edition: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped

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Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture.

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, four African-American women 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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 231
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 51553862
UPC: 492482453182
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-5318
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CJMNP 12 months ago
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Wonderful book! Great read for younger readers!
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Doris 1 year ago
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fascinating story, wanted a bit more social history about the beginnings of the civil rights movement
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Denise 1 year ago
Great gift and great read
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Singing Mama 1 year ago
I read the adult version of this book and was thrilled to see the young readers edition. Young women need heroes, especially in the STEM field. I liked this book so much that I bought several copies to donate to classrooms in my local school district. I hope each book inspires young women to bele...see moreof the reviewer's review
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