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Hidden Figures, Young Readers' Edition: The Untold True Story of Four African American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space
 

Hidden Figures, Young Readers' Edition: The Untold True Story of Four African American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Shetterly, Margot Lee

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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 eart...h 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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ISBN 9780062662378
Released AU 29 Nov 2016
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062662378
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Released 29 Nov 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shetterly, Margot Lee
Category History
Mathematics
Science
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 227g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress United States, Women, African American women, African Americans, Space race
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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