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Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
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Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space

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Young Readers' Edition

Now in a special new edition perfect for young listeners, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture.

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 audiobook brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women 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.

Title:Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0062662376
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages
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    Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space Reviews

  • Susie
    Jan 08, 2017

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but this is one case where I think it would be beneficial to see the movie version first. The film is full of so much charm as it tells the story of the African-Americ...

  • Tnb
    Dec 28, 2016

    I had huge hopes for this book. Women in science, women in math is such an important topic; so important that one should go beyond expectations. This books does such deservice to all young, budding, b...

  • Debra
    Mar 24, 2017

    3.5 starsBack before Mega computers that did everything for us, there was a group of women (Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden) who answered the call by NASA to beco...

  • Alysia
    Feb 03, 2017

    When the ads for Hidden Figures came out last year I was ecstatic. Not only did the movie look great and have a spectacular story to tell, the headliners were black women! I hadn’t seen the movie be...

  • Margie Van Evera
    Mar 27, 2017

    I listened to the audio version of this book - the first part was a little slow and boring with a lot of background info of NACA, but I really enjoyed it afterwards when it got into the ladies' early ...

  • Sofia
    Feb 05, 2017

    I was so eager to read this book, the story had so much potential but the book lacks storytelling from the first chapter. I am disappointed. ...

  • Colleen
    Apr 02, 2017

    2 StarsHidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race was my bookclub's selection for March. I was excited to read it. I first ...

  • Kelly
    Feb 04, 2017

    Had to give this three because even though I absolutely loved the story and find the arcs of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson incredibly inspiring, the format and flow of the book m...

  • Susan
    Jan 01, 2017

    This book pulled me in almost immediately. While there are lots of names and details, knowing a bit about how the story would unfold kept me going. The extent of the segregation and the achievements t...

  • Lori
    Apr 23, 2017

    This is probably my favorite book I have read so far this year. Definitely a book I plan to have my children read. A fabulous narrative, full of fascinating science and math as well as so much informa...