Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly
- A Top 150 African-American Children’s Book
- 5 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2019
- An NAACP Image Award Honored Book
Publication Date: Jan 23, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Parent Company: News Corporation
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Girls & Women
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Mathematics / General
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
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