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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Laura Freeman. With Winifred Conkling. A serviceable introduction to four African American women mathematicians who, despite discrimination, played vital roles for the U.S. in the 1960s space race. Although the illustrations are static, their rich, saturated colors provide interest. Shetterly's (author of the adult title, the basis for the movie) text barely scratches the surface of the women's stories, but she strives admirably to place their accomplishments within historical context. Timeline. Glos.

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