Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition
ISBN: 0062662376
EAN13: 9780062662378
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2016
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 7.5" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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.

This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share in the classroom or for homeschooling.

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