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Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race
Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race
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Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race

Tells the gripping story of four female African-American mathematicians who literally made it possible to launch US rockets--and astronauts--into space. Tells the thrilling tale of how each woman contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing results. Consultants currently works for NASA.

Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Interest LevelGrades 3-7
Lexile Level820L
ATOS Level6.1
AR Points2
AR Quiz #195521
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherCapstone Press
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count112
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $33.32 School/Library Price

Sets that include this title:


A Mighty Girl - Katherine

"In this narrative nonfiction book, young readers learn about these dedicated women, and then get a look at how women working at NASA today feel about their place in the space agency." - A Mighty Girl

September 1, 2018

Booklist, Core Collection: Exploring Space - Julia Smith

"Annie Easley and Christine Darden join the women made famous in Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures (2016), making this a worthy companion title. It also carries the time line beyond 1969 to introduce several women working for NASA today." - Booklist, Core Collection: Exploring Space

December 1, 2018


Learning Magazine

"Four women, African American mathematicians at NASA, made it possible for the United States to launch rockets—and astronauts—into space. This book tells the tale of how each woman contributed to this amazing accomplishment and the struggles and resistance each experienced." - Learning Magazine

August 1, 2018

A Mighty Girl

"At a time when segregation was still the law of the land and everyone knew girls didn't dream of science careers, African-American mathematicians performed the critical calculations that allowed America to reach for outer space. In this book from the Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction series, young readers will learn about how these women broke both racial and sex barriers to become a key part of NASA's development. . . .With its narrative tone full of existing twists and turns, this is a compelling look at the women who helped our astronauts take flight." - A Mighty Girl

October 1, 2018



Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Children's Book Council

2019 Mathical Honor Book

March 1, 2019

Rebecca Rissman

Rebecca Rissman

Rebecca Rissman is an award-winning children’s author and editor. Her writing has been praised by School Library Journal, Booklist, Creative Child Magazine, and Learning Magazine. She has written more than 200 books about history, culture, science, and art. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking.

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