Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Raceby Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling illustrated by Laura Freeman
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- Grades: 1 - 3
- Ages: 6 - 8
These four female African American mathematicians broke the color barrier and made history—helping to put US astronauts into space.
Fans of the Hit Movie, Powerful Female Role Models, Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Honoring the Achievements of African Americans, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Scientists Today
Topics and Themes:
African American Women, Mathematics, NASA, Space Travel, “Human” Calculators, Race and Gender Discrimination, Civil Rights, Cold War, Space Race
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This inspiring book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden—four African American women who lived through the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.