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Hidden figures: the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space
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Published:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition., Young readers' edition.
Physical Desc:
281 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 8.2 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
1120L
Rating:
Ages 8-12.
Status:
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Children's Nonfiction
J 510.92 S
Edgewater Library - Children's Nonfiction
J 510.92 S
Description
A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorThis young readers' edition of Shetterly's #1 New York Times bestseller tells the powerful story of African-American mathematicians Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, whose work in a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" forever changed the face of NASA and the country.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781432843274, 1432843273
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 8.2, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1120

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these "computers," personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.
Target Audience
Ages 8-12.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, M. L. (2017). Hidden figures: the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space. Large print edition. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee. 2017. Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee, Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space. Large print edition. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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