Shetterly, Margot Lee,

Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race / True story of four Black women and the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman. - First edition. - 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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 despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ). 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 women, and they were African-American, and they lived 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 to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time. New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring to life the inspiring story of the struggles of these four "hidden figures" and what they overcame to succeed. The math work they did would change not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever. -- From dust jacket.

Ages 4-8. 980L Lexile

Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019

9780062742469 0062742469


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018665094 Uk

Vaughan, Dorothy, 1910-2008 --Juvenile literature.
Jackson, Mary, 1921-2005 --Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Katherine G.--Juvenile literature
Darden, Christine M.--Juvenile literature
Johnson, Katherine G.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration --Officials and employees--Juvenile literature.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration --Juvenile literature
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration --Officials and employees.

Women mathematicians--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
African American women--Biography--Juvenile literature.
African American mathematicians--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Space race--Juvenile literature.
Women mathematicians
African American women
African American mathematicians
Space race
African Americans--Biography
JUVENILE NONFICTION--Biography & Autobiography--Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION--People & Places--African American.--United States
African American mathematicians.
African American women.
Space race.
Women mathematicians.
Mathematicians--United States.
African Americans.

United States.

Picture books for children.
Children's picture books.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Juvenile literature.

QA27.5 / .S548 2018 QA28 / .S538 2018

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