Hidden Figures (Young Readers' Edition)

Written by Margot Lee Shetterly

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.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
240
Publisher
HarperCollins
Grade Level 3rd - 7th
ISBN
9780062662378
Themes