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The girl with a mind for math : the story of Raye Montague

Author: Julia Finley Mosca; Daniel Rieley
Publisher: Seattle, WA : The Innovation Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a rhyming-text picture book about Raye Montague. After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted-- finally gaining her well-deserved  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Raye Montague; Raye Montague; Raye Montague
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Finley Mosca; Daniel Rieley
ISBN: 9781943147427 1943147426 9781943147588 1943147582
OCLC Number: 1033592227
Notes: Invalid ISBN printed on page facing title page is for a different book in the series.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm.
Responsibility: written by Julia Finley Mosca ; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.

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This is a rhyming-text picture book about Raye Montague. After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted-- finally gaining her well-deserved title in history: a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever.--Dust jacket.

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