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Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race / writtenn by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

Shetterly, Margot Lee (author.). Conkling, Winifred, (author.). Freeman, Laura (Illustrator), (illustrator.). Spencer, Octavia, (narrator.). Shetterly, Margot Lee Adaptation of (expression): Hidden figures. (Added Author). Weston Woods Studios, (publisher.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry JNF 510.92 SHE (Text to phone) 33260000285073 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Derby Public Library J KIT 510.92 SHE 1BK + 1CD (Text to phone) 34047141775065 Juvenile Kit Available -

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General Note:
Accompanying book originally published: New York : Harper Collins, 2018.
Compact disc.
Title from disc surface.
Formatted Contents Note: track 1. Story with page-turn signals (14:20) -- track 2. Story without page-turn signals (14:06) -- track 3. Timeline (3:00) -- track 4. Meet the computers: Dorothy Vaughan -- track 5. Meet the computers: Mary Jackson (1:42) -- track 6. Meet the computers: Katherine Johnson (1:37) -- track 7. Meet the computers: Christine Darden (1:23) -- track 8. Glossary (1:43) -- track 9. Author's note (1:24).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music by Michael Bacon.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrated by Octavia Spencer and Margot Lee Shetterly.
Summary, etc.: Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were all good at math. Really good. And it was their understanding of numbers that helped them do what seemed impossible. They were women, and they were African-American, and they lived during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and, most important, smart. And that's why NASA hired them to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time. New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring to life the inspiring story of the struggles of these four "hidden figures" and what they overcame to succeed. The math work they did would change not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
980L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 5.8 0.5.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019
Subject: Vaughan, Dorothy 1910-2008 Juvenile literature
Jackson, Mary 1921-2005 Juvenile literature
Johnson, Katherine G Juvenile literature
Darden, Christine M Juvenile literature
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Officials and employees Juvenile literature
Women mathematicians United States Biography Juvenile literature
African American women Biography Juvenile literature
African American mathematicians Biography Juvenile literature
Space race Juvenile literature
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Juvenile literature
Women mathematicians
African American women
African American mathematicians
Space race
African Americans Biography
Women Biography
Genre: Picture books.
Biographies.
Children's audiobooks.
Picture books for children.
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