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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

Label
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Title
Hidden figures
Title remainder
the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Statement of responsibility
Margot Lee Shetterly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2017.
Biography type
collective biography
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10494586
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 510.92/520973
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QA27.5
LC item number
.L44 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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
Label
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue. -- A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go. -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Reading group guide
Control code
ocn939993833
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
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939993833
  • (Sirsi) a1964331
Label
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue. -- A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go. -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Reading group guide
Control code
ocn939993833
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
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939993833
  • (Sirsi) a1964331

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