Talentos Ocultas (Hidden Figures) (Compact Disc)

El Sueno Americano Y La Historia Jamas Contada de Las Mujeres Matematicas Afroamericanas Que Ayudaro

By Margot Lee Shetterly, Hayley Cresswell (Narrated by)

HarperCollins Espaaol on Dreamscape Audio, 9781520070711

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/5/2016)
Paperback (12/6/2016)
Paperback (9/5/2017)
Hardcover (10/24/2017)
Hardcover (9/6/2016)
Paperback, Large Print (9/27/2016)
Compact Disc (9/6/2016)
MP3 CD (9/6/2016)
MP3 CD, Spanish (2/28/2017)

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Description

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. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African-American women. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, the labor shortages of World War II gave these overlooked math whizzes a shot at jobs worthy of their skills. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of the four African-American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes.