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The girl with a mind for math : the story of Raye Montague

by Mosca, Julia Finley,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 14 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j VM623.M88 2018x
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j VM623.M88 2018x
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j VM623.M88 2018x
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 623.8 MOSCA
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Moon Township Public Library Easy TRUE STORIES JE MOSCA
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92M MONTAGUE Rie
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Biography JB MON
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Summary

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2019 Selection
NSTA Best STEM Trade Books for Students K-12 2019 Selection
2019 Amelia Bloomer List Selection
2019 Mathical Honor Book

Meet Raye Montague--the hidden mastermind who made waves in the U.S. Navy!

After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted--finally gaining her well-deserved title in history: a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever.

The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague is the third book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Montague herself!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "NASA wasn't the only government agency with hidden figures. Born in Arkansas in 1935, Raye Montague saw her first submarine at age seven and knew she wanted to be an engineer. Accompanied by expressive digitized illustrations, this rhyming picture-book biography describes the challenges and triumphs Montague met as an African American woman. Educated in segregated schools, she was denied an engineering degree and had to major in business. But with courage, persistence, and a little luck, she headed to Washington, D.C., where she was hired as a typist by the U.S. Navy, in their branch that operates submarines. Not deterred by racism and sexism, she observed the male engineers and taught herself computer programming. Finally, her big break arrived when President Nixon ordered a ship to be built in two months (a feat that took engineers two years to do by hand). Using a computer, Montague completed the task in a record 18 hours! Concluding photographs, a time line, and facts about Montague round out the quick rhymes. Hidden Figures fans will applaud.--Angela Leeper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Mosca, Julia Finley. Amazing scientists.
Subjects Montague, Raye, -- 1935-2018 -- Juvenile literature.
Montague, Raye, -- 1935-
Women marine engineers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Engineers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Marine engineering -- Juvenile literature.
Shipbuilding -- Juvenile literature.
Marine engineering -- Biography.
Women engineers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher Seattle, WA :2018
Contributors Rieley, Daniel, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and filmography.
ISBN 9781943147427
1943147426
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