Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

by Margot Lee Shetterly

Audiobook(MP3 on CD - Unabridged)

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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441743619
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Margot Lee Shetterly is a writer who 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.

Bahni Turpin has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, and Cold Case. Her film credits include Brokedown Palace and Crossroads. She has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Setting the Scene 5

Chapter 2 A Door Opens 10

Chapter 3 Mobilization 18

Chapter 4 A New Beginning 26

Chapter 5 The Double V 30

Chapter 6 The "Colored" Computers 37

Chapter 7 War Birds 48

Chapter 8 The Duration 58

Chapter 9 Breaking Barriers 65

Chapter 10 No Limits 76

Chapter 11 The Area Rule 86

Chapter 12 An Exceptional Mind 93

Chapter 13 Turbulence 102

Chapter 14 Progress 110

Chapter 15 Young, Gifted, and Black 122

Chapter 16 What a Difference a Day Makes 132

Chapter 17 Writing the Textbook on Space 140

Chapter 18 With All Deliberate Speed 145

Chapter 19 Model Behavior 153

Chapter 20 Degrees of Freedom 160

Chapter 21 Out of the Past, the Future 173

Chapter 22 America Is for Everybody 185

Chapter 23 One Small Step 194

Timeline 199

Glossary 204

Source Notes 207

Further Reading 217

Index 219

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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I like it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for this truly enlightening story! I love these self confident, smart ladies who rose above the racism and sexism of the times with such grace and intelligence.
EllenRozek More than 1 year ago
A fascinating account of the role that black female mathematicians played in the space race, and in helping to build the United States's aeronautics industry from WWII to the present. Full of personal detail and amusing historical factoids--who knew that Dr. King was a huge Trekkie? certainly not me--anyone who enjoyed the movie adaptation of HIDDEN FIGURES would do well to check out the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book you should read it
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coolman2023 More than 1 year ago
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