Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race [book club kit]
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New York, NY : William Morrow, c2016.
Edition
Book club kit.
Physical Description
xviii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile Measure
1350L
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Campbell Co. Public Library - Storage. See librarian for assistance.LP BOOK CLUB KITKit includes 8 books plus discussion notes in canvas bagSee Staff
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Published
New York, NY : William Morrow, c2016.
Format
Book Club Kit
Edition
Book club kit.
Language
English
UPC
40026553076
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 9.7, 18 Points
Lexile Measure
1350

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Entire kit must be checked out. Please ask librarian for asistance in locating these materials.
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CAMPBELL: Multiple volumes plus looseleaf pages in a canvas bag. Each kit contains multiple copies of each title as well as author biography and discussion questions.
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LARAMIE: Kit includes 10 books, discussion questions, author biographies, suggested further reading and book club tips.
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NATRONA: Multiple volumes plus looseleaf pages in a canvas bookbag. Kit includes 6-12 books, discussion questions, author biographies, suggested further reading, and list of other books by the same author.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-328) and index.
Summary
"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. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens."--Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shetterly, M. L. (2016). Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race [book club kit] (Book club kit.). William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee. 2016. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race [book Club Kit]. William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race [book Club Kit] William Morrow, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race [book Club Kit] Book club kit., William Morrow, 2016.

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