The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into SpaceBook - 2016
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When you think about the Space Race, what comes to mind? Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind? John Glenn orbiting the Earth? Maybe even the Russian satellite, Sputnik. Whatever you think of, it’s probably not World War II and racial discrimination. (more)
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I'm not sure that this book truly needs explanation or promotion, but these women are amazing and smart and deserve to have their stories read by everyone. This is the Young Readers' Edition.
CRRLTeens Jan 10, 2017
African - American women go to work as "human computers" where they use their exceptional mathematical skills to send John Glenn into space and win the Cold War.
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The cruelty of racial prejudice was so often accompanied by absurdity, a tangle of arbitrary rules and distinctions that subverted the shared interests of people who had been taught to see themselves as irreconcilably different.
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