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Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space / Margot Lee Shetterly.

Shetterly, Margot Lee, (author.). Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden figures. Adaptation of (expression) (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062662385
  • ISBN: 0062662384
  • ISBN: 9780062662378
  • ISBN: 0062662376
  • ISBN: 9780606396233
  • ISBN: 0606396233
  • Physical Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Young readers' edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter 1 Setting the Scene 5 -- Chapter 2 A Door Opens 10 -- Chapter 3 Mobilization 18 -- Chapter 4 A New Beginning 26 -- Chapter 5 Double V 30 -- Chapter 6 The "Colored" Computers 37 -- Chapter 7 War Birds 48 -- Chapter 8 Duration 58 -- Chapter 9 Breaking Barriers 65 -- Chapter 10 No Limits 76 -- Chapter 11 Area Rule 86 -- Chapter 12 An Exceptional Mind 93 -- Chapter 13 Turbulence 102 -- Chapter 14 Progress 110 -- Chapter 15 Young, Gifted, and Black 122 -- Chapter 16 What a Difference a Day Makes 132 -- Chapter 17 Writing the Textbook on Space 140 -- Chapter 18 With All Deliberate Speed 145 -- Chapter 19 Model Behavior 153 -- Chapter 20 Degrees of Freedom 160 -- Chapter 21 Out of the Past, the Future 173 -- Chapter 22 America Is for Everybody 185 -- Chapter 23 One Small Step 194.
Summary, etc.:
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 from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
Target Audience Note:
1120L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 6 187011.
Subject: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Biography.
Women mathematicians > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
African American mathematicians > Biography.
Space race.
African Americans > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Young adult literature.
Biographies.

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