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The Resource Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race, by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman

Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race, by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman

Label
Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race
Title
Hidden figures
Title remainder
the true story of four Black women and the space race
Statement of responsibility
by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman
Title variation
True story of four Black women and the space race
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- )
  • Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were all good at math. Really good. And it was their understanding of numbers that helped them do what seemed impossible. They were women, and they were African-American, and they lived during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and, most important, smart. And that's why NASA hired them to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time. New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring to life the inspiring story of the struggles of these four "hidden figures" and what they overcame to succeed. The math work they did would change not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever. -- From dust jacket
Member of
Has edition
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Awards note
Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 2019
Cataloging source
BIB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shetterly, Margot Lee
Credits note
Music by Michael Bacon
Dewey number
  • 510.92/520973
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
  • Ages 4-8
  • 980L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Octavia Spencer and Margot Lee Shetterly
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Conkling, Winifred
  • Freeman, Laura
  • Spencer, Octavia
  • Shetterly, Margot Lee
  • Weston Woods Studios
Series statement
Weston Woods read-along CD
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaughan, Dorothy
  • Jackson, Mary
  • Johnson, Katherine G.
  • Darden, Christine M.
  • Johnson, Katherine G
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
  • African Americans
  • Women
  • African American mathematicians
  • African American women
  • Employees
  • Space race
  • Women mathematicians
  • United States
Target audience
  • preschool
  • juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race, by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from disc surface
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (14 min., 48 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • spoken word
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • spw
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
track 1. Story with page-turn signals (14:20) -- track 2. Story without page-turn signals (14:06) -- track 3. Timeline (3:00) -- track 4. Meet the computers: Dorothy Vaughan -- track 5. Meet the computers: Mary Jackson (1:42) -- track 6. Meet the computers: Katherine Johnson (1:37) -- track 7. Meet the computers: Christine Darden (1:23) -- track 8. Glossary (1:43) -- track 9. Author's note (1:24)
Dimensions
29 cm +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062742469
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
Publisher number
CD3065RA
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1120724249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race, by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling ; illustrated by Laura Freeman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from disc surface
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (14 min., 48 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • spoken word
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • spw
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
track 1. Story with page-turn signals (14:20) -- track 2. Story without page-turn signals (14:06) -- track 3. Timeline (3:00) -- track 4. Meet the computers: Dorothy Vaughan -- track 5. Meet the computers: Mary Jackson (1:42) -- track 6. Meet the computers: Katherine Johnson (1:37) -- track 7. Meet the computers: Christine Darden (1:23) -- track 8. Glossary (1:43) -- track 9. Author's note (1:24)
Dimensions
29 cm +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062742469
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
Publisher number
CD3065RA
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1120724249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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