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Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA

by Edwards, Sue Bradford,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 16 of 18 copies
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Summary
Hidden Human Computers discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* For students wanting to know more about the African American women working at NASA depicted in the movie Hidden Figures, there's just such a volume in the Hidden Heroes series. Because some readers may associate computer with machines, the authors give a thorough explanation of how humans were first used as computers to solve difficult mathematical and physics problems before today's computers were invented. After identifying early black women pioneers in math and science, the book focuses on how WWII created opportunities for black women to serve as computers in the defense industry and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which later became NASA. It describes the roles of these groundbreaking computers, as well as the double discrimination they encountered as women and as African Americans. Archival photos and sidebars enhance the appealing text, which concludes with a brief look at black women who made more advances as astronauts. Extensive back matter, including a time line, facts, additional resources, and a glossary, extend the research value. An essential purchase for STEM collections.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hidden heroes.
Subjects United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American mathematicians -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Space race.
Sex discrimination against women -- United States.
Race discrimination -- United States.
Biographies.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minnesota :2017
Contributors Harris, Duchess, author.
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-109) and index.
ISBN 9781680783872
1680783874
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