Talentos Ocultas (Hidden Figures): El sueno americano y la historia jam s contada de las mujeres matem ticas afroamericanas que ayudaro

Talentos Ocultas (Hidden Figures): El sueno americano y la historia jam s contada de las mujeres matem ticas afroamericanas que ayudaro

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781520070711
Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol on Dreamscape Audio
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Margot Lee Shetterly is an American nonfiction writer, the daughter of a NASA research scientist, and an English professor. She graduated from the University of Virginia and worked in the banking, media, and tourism industries before venturing into writing. Her first book, Hidden Figures, has been made into a movie starring Oscar winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner.

Hayley Cresswell is a bilingual (English/Spanish) voiceover artist born and raised in Nashville, TN. Her lifelong love of languages, cultures, people, and travel has helped to ignite her passion and talent for using her voice to bring words and stories to life. She also enjoys music from around the world, singing in multiple languages, and a variety of styles of dance.

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