Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]., , ©2016.
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Book
Edition
Young readers' edition., First edition.
ISBN
9780062662385, 0062662384, 9780062662378, 0062662376, 9780606396233, 0606396233
Physical Desc
231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Accelerated Reader
IL: MG - BL: 8.2 - AR Pts: 6
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Bedford - Children's Nonfiction - Children's RoomJ 629.41 ShetterlyOn Shelf
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Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]., , ©2016.
Edition
Young readers' edition., First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780062662385, 0062662384, 9780062662378, 0062662376, 9780606396233, 0606396233
Accelerated Reader
MG
Level 8.2, 6 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lee Shetterly, M., & Lee Shetterly, M. (2016). Hidden figures: the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space (Young readers' edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lee Shetterly, Margot and Margot. Lee Shetterly. 2016. Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lee Shetterly, Margot and Margot. Lee Shetterly. Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lee Shetterly, Margot,, and Margot Lee Shetterly. Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space Young readers' edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

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