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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition : : the Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch our Nation Into Space

Lee Shetterly, Margot. Book - 2016 Kids Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Scientists & Inventors / Miscellaneous, Y 510.925 Le 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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Call Number: Kids Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Scientists & Inventors / Miscellaneous, Y 510.925 Le
On Shelf At: Traverwood Branch

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Setting the Scene -- A Door Opens -- Mobilization -- A New Beginning -- The Double V -- The "Colored" Computers -- War Birds -- The Duration -- Breaking Barriers -- No Limits -- The Area Rule -- An Exceptional Mind -- Turbulence -- Progress -- Young, Gifted, and Black -- What a Difference a Day Makes -- Writing the Textbook on Space -- With All Deliberate Speed -- Model Behavior -- Degrees of Freedom -- Out of the Past, the Future -- America Is for Everybody -- One Small Step.
Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
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Great story, but dry and confusing writing submitted by zixyxuan on June 29, 2017, 10:52pm I was really excited to read this book, especially after watching the movie when it came out in theaters. Even though I loved the inspiration and the premise of the stories, there was just way too many stories to follow for me. On occasion, the story lines also become very repetitive and dry, which further disengages me from the characters. For a nonfiction detailing the space race, I wish Shetterly could have provided a better narrative that showed these women's lives rather than focusing on the details of their accomplishments. Over the span of the entire book, I honestly didn't even know the difference between the two Dorothy's. Without watching the movie, I think I would have been even more lost in who each of these women were because their names are so common. Ugh.

I really wish I could have enjoyed this story more because I think this story is important for American history, but I had to really struggle to make it to the end.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars

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PUBLISHED
New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Year Published: 2016
Description: 231 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780062662385
9780062662378

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Lee Shetterly, Margot.

SUBJECTS
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography.
Women mathematicians.
African American women.
African American mathematicians.
Space race.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.