Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race
(Book + CD)

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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]., [New York] : Weston Woods Studio/Scholastic, [2019].
Format
Book + CD
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781338581058, 1338581058, 9780062742469, 0062742469, 9781338581607, 1338581600
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (14 min., 48 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Accelerated Reader
IL: LG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure
980L
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Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]., [New York] : Weston Woods Studio/Scholastic, [2019].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781338581058, 1338581058, 9780062742469, 0062742469, 9781338581607, 1338581600
Accelerated Reader
LG
Level 5.8, 1 Points
Lexile measure
980

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General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
Title from disc surface.
Creation/Production Credits
Music by Michael Bacon.
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Octavia Spencer and Margot Lee Shetterly.
Description
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 despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).
Description
Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were all good at math. Really good. And it was their understanding of numbers that helped them do what seemed impossible. They were women, and they were African-American, and they lived during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and, most important, smart. And that's why NASA hired them to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time. New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring to life the inspiring story of the struggles of these four "hidden figures" and what they overcame to succeed. The math work they did would change not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience
Ages 4-8.
Target Audience
980L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,LG,5.8,0.5.
Awards
Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shetterly, M. L., Conkling, W., Freeman, L. (., Spencer, O., & Shetterly, M. L. (2018). Hidden figures: the true story of four Black women and the space race (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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

Margot Lee, Shetterly et al.. 2018. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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

Margot Lee, Shetterly et al.. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee,, et al. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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