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Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race / by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

By: Shetterly, Margot Lee [author.].
Contributor(s): Conkling, Winifred [author.] | Freeman, Laura (Illustrator) [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062742469; 0062742469.Other title: True story of four Black women and the space race.Related works: Adaptation of (expression): Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden figures.Subject(s): Vaughan, Dorothy, 1910-2008 -- Juvenile literature | Jackson, Mary, 1921-2005 -- Juvenile literature | Johnson, Katherine G. -- Juvenile literature | Darden, Christine M. -- Juvenile literature | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Juvenile literature | Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Space race -- Juvenile literature | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Juvenile literature | Women mathematicians | African American women | African American mathematicians | Space race | African Americans -- Biography | Women -- BiographyGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Children's picture books. | Biographies. | Picture books. | Biographies. | Juvenile literature.DDC classification: 510.92/520973 | B Awards: Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019Summary: 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- ).Summary: 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.Other editions: Adaptation of (expression):: Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race.
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Ages 4-8.

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.

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Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019

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