Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math ... really good.
They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world.
In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.
This book has been adapted to include contracted braille on clear interleaved sheets, allowing the print text and images to be seen underneath and the book to be enjoyed by everyone.
- Print and braille.
- Contracted Unified English Braille (Grade 2); may contain American English spellings.
- Ages: four to 10.
- 40 pages.
- Made with paper from a sustainable forest.
- Author: Margot Lee Shetterly.
- Illustrator: Laura Freeman.
- Publisher: HarperCollins.
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