The Resource Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

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

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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
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Hidden figures
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the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
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Margot Lee Shetterly
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Language
eng
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
Title
Hidden figures
Creator
Summary
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes
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Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10494586
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 510.92/520973
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
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the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
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by Margot Lee Shetterly
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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
5835641
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First William Morrow movie tie-in trade paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780062363602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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5835641
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939993833
  • (OCoLC)939993833

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