Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly audiobook

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

By Margot Lee Shetterly
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HarperCollins 9780062662385
4.18 Hours Unabridged
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The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. 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. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, 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.

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Summary

Summary

A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Children's Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month

Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

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.

This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Shetterly’s highly recommended work offers up a crucial history that had previously and unforgivably been lost.” Library Journal (starred review)
“This is an incredibly powerful and complex story, and Shetterly has it down cold…Her well-documented research is immense, and her narrative compels on every level.” Booklist (starred review)
“Exploring the intimate relationships among blackness, womanhood, and twentieth-century American technological development.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Their story is inspiring and enlightening.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Margot Lee Shetterly

Author Bio: Margot Lee Shetterly

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.18
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English