Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space /

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by Lee Shetterly, Margot,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Authors: Lee Shetterly, Margot. Physical details: 231 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm Subject(s): Women mathematicians | African American women | African American mathematicians | Space race 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Birchwood Intermediate School Non-Fiction 510.92 SHE Available
Birchwood Intermediate School Non-Fiction 510.92 SHE Available

Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index.

Setting the Scene -- A Door Opens -- Mobilization -- A New Beginning -- The Double V -- The "Colored" Computers -- War Birds -- The Duration -- Breaking Barriers -- No Limits -- The Area Rule -- An Exceptional Mind -- Turbulence -- Progress -- Young, Gifted, and Black -- What a Difference a Day Makes -- Writing the Textbook on Space -- With All Deliberate Speed -- Model Behavior -- Degrees of Freedom -- Out of the Past, the Future -- America Is for Everybody -- One Small Step.

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 from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.