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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Shetterly, Margot Lee

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Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KIN

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAS

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: "The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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Rice, Condoleezza

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 RIC

Colbert, David.

Summary: In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Col

Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: JE CD Sojourner 2018

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE SO

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Bailey, Diane

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horrors of lynching who set out to better the lives of African-Americans long before the Civil Rights Movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: Includes stories about Katherine Johnson, Miriam Mann, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughn, Annie Easley, and Christine Darden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 RIS

Harrison, Vashti

Summary: Features female figures of black history, including abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 HAR

Harrison, Vashti

Summary: Features female figures of black history, including pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group 2018

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Summary: Presents the life of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus for a white man triggered the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PARKS KEL

Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Kramer, Barbara

Summary: "The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist, but the "Queen ofTalk" wasn't always so fortunate. She suffered through a rough childhood and went on to use her personal struggles as motivation. Oprah's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TUB

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TUB

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB TUBMAN CLI

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Cline-Ransome 2018

Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)

Summary: After escaping from slavery when she was a young woman, Harriet Tubman devoted herself to helping others do the same. Readers will discover how Tubman became the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, rescuing her family members and dozens of others from plantations in the south and helping them reach safety in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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Summary: An illustrated introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, who spoke out against slavery in the United States and saved hundreds of African Americans by leading them North on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Feldman, Thea

Summary: Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine's unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA's Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue Feldman 2017

Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: A biographical look at the former slave who gained renown as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Tru