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Author Lee Shetterly, Margot, author.

Title Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  510.9252 Lee    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  510.92 SHETTERLY    ---  Available
Edition First William Morrow movie tie-in trade paperback edition.
Description xviii, 349 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index.
Note Includes reading group guide.
Summary "Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, [this book] follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future"--Back cover.
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African American mathematicians -- Biography.
Space race.
ISBN 9780062363602

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