Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

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Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner 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.

Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers, proclaims Brightly in their article 18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018. Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars.




Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/16/2018
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 11.00h x 9.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780062742469
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 193339 / Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 01/19/2018
School Library Journal 03/01/2018 pg. 140
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 196 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw