- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 1120 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (November 29, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780062662378
- ISBN-13: 978-0062662378
- ASIN: 0062662376
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 227 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The perfect impetus for discussion on a host of important historical themes germane to the 1950s, such as gender roles, racial prejudice and segregation, and scientific exploration… Middle-schoolers will find their story, here in a young readers’ edition of Shetterly’s 2016 adult book, engaging and inspirational.” (Booklist)
About the Author
Margot Lee Shetterly 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. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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"That's one small step for a man . . . . . one giant step for mankind." - Neil Armstrong
Some of the most famous words of the last century were spoken from the moon. But who knew how much work went into the meticulous mathematical calculations that placed our American astronauts onto the cover of modern history. Some of these hard working professionals were not only trend setters in their field, but they were also young African American women, who had determined their way into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration position by position, having to over-prove their brilliance every step of the way.
Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden should be unforgettable.
While quite interesting, this book did not seem written for "young readers", for the information is quite technical at times and more suited for a textbook than informal reading. However, it's a story that needed to be told and I applaud the author for telling it.