Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Book - 2018
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Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and most important, smart. And that's why NASA hired them as mathematicians, also known as colored computers, to help send the United States into space for the very first time. This inspiring story brings to life these four hidden figures and what they overcame to succeed, changing not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever.
Publisher: New York, New York : Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2018
ISBN: 9780062742469
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm.


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VaughanPLDianeB Jun 04, 2019

A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book with many relatable themes--ideal for an older primary student audience, perhaps even junior students. A great tie-in with the movie of the same title. It concludes with a useful timeline of events, brief bios of the lives of these four women, a glossary of terms as well as an author's note. Worthy of a borrow!

Aug 20, 2018

From author Margot Lee Shetterly comes a kid-friendly version of her famous book about the insanely intelligent women who worked for NASA as "computers." This beautifully illustrated non-fiction title reads like a picture book, and would be perfect as a read-aloud for middle grade students. These persistent women overcame many obstacles to succeed, and coincidentally, all four were high school math teachers at some point in their careers.

JCLBeckyC Feb 15, 2018

Who said picture books are just for little kids? I learned from this book that Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, who taught herself FORTRAN and became NASA's first African-American supervisor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Hand this book to kids looking for a local, inspirational heroine, or anyone interested in space exploration.

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