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Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly; Winifred Conkling; Laura Freeman, (Illustrator)
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Preschool : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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- ).
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Children's picture books
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Dorothy Vaughan; Mary Jackson; Katherine G Johnson; Christine M Darden
Material Type: Biography, Preschool, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Lee Shetterly; Winifred Conkling; Laura Freeman, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062742469 0062742469
OCLC Number: 985072992
Target Audience: Ages 4-8.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

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Author Shetterly and illustrator Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black female mathematicians who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers in this adaptation  Read more...

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"In Shetterly and Conkling's approachable text, the reader is introduced to four hidden figures and given a broad look at the United States' history of segregation and fight for civil rights. Read more...

 
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