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Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly

Publication Date: Nov 29, 2016
List Price: $8.99
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780062662378
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

Paperback Description:

New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly’s book is now available in a 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. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.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.

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