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 Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race
 Author: Shetterly, Margot Lee

 Publisher:  Harper (2018)

 Dewey: 520.92
 Classification: Collective Biography
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 811992 ISBN: 9780062742469
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 African American mathematicians -- Biography
 African American women -- Biography
 Space race

Price: $22.58

The inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Conkling, Winifred
 Illustrator: Freeman, Laura
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 193339
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 10.60
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 70166

 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, 2019

   School Library Journal (00/03/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2018 K-Gr 2—Shetterly introduces young readers to the inspirational and groundbreaking stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, and their once-hidden contributions to science, aeronautics, and space exploration. Shetterly expertly puts these women's achievements in their historical context: segregation, blatant sexism and racism in the workplace, the civil rights movement, and the space race. Despite the challenges these women faced, they persisted, worked hard, and put a man on the moon. In this picture book take, the text, at times, reads a bit clinical and it's occasionally difficult to distinguish one woman's characteristics from another's while reading. This is remedied with the handy time line of short profiles in the back matter. Freeman's full-color illustrations are stunning and chock-full of details, incorporating diagrams, mathematical formulas, and space motifs throughout (including the women's clothing and jewelry), enhancing the whole book. VERDICT An essential purchase for elementary school and public libraries.—Megan Kilgallen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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