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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

Margot Lee Shetterly

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/28/2016)
Hardcover (11/29/2016)
Paperback, Large Print (4/1/2018)
Library Binding, Large Print (12/6/2017)
Compact Disc (11/29/2016)
Prebound (11/29/2016)
MP3 CD (11/29/2016)
Compact Disc (11/29/2016)

Description

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 

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, 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.




Praise For Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

“The perfect impetus for discussion on a host of important historical themes germane to the 1950s, such as gender roles, racial prejudice and segregation, and scientific exploration… Middle-schoolers will find their story, here in a young readers’ edition of Shetterly’s 2016 adult book, engaging and inspirational.”
Booklist

HarperCollins, 9780062662378, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 29, 2016



About the Author

Margot Lee Shetterly grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in her book Hidden Figures. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and the recipient of a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant for her research on women in computing. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.