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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
November 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
6.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

jsjehdhs ,

LOVE IT❤️

I just love the movie and book💅🏼

stephen11256572 ,

BORING

This book is actually really boring. I don’t think anyone should read this book unless they have to like I had to.

dabbdbcjb ,

Watch the movie

Author’s handling of this material is deadly and boring. See the movie instead.

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