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Hidden Figures (Young Readers' Edition)

Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

ISBN: 9780606396233

ISBN-10: 9780606396233

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Publication Date: 11/29/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/29/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 240

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography - Women

People & Places - United States - African American & Black

Science & Nature - Astronomy