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Title:
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space
ISBN:
9780062662385

9780062662378
Physical Description:
231 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents:
Setting the Scene -- A Door Opens -- Mobilization -- A New Beginning -- The Double V -- The "Colored" Computers -- War Birds -- The Duration -- Breaking Barriers -- No Limits -- The Area Rule -- An Exceptional Mind -- Turbulence -- Progress -- Young, Gifted, and Black -- What a Difference a Day Makes -- Writing the Textbook on Space -- With All Deliberate Speed -- Model Behavior -- Degrees of Freedom -- Out of the Past, the Future -- America Is for Everybody -- One Small Step.
Abstract:
Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]