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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

Bardoe, Cheryl

Summary: "A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J921 GER

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: In 2015, at the age of ninety-seven, Johnson became a global celebrity for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA's first flight into space. In her memoir Johnson provides a record of racial history that reveals the influential role Black educators played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like herself, and brings into focus the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, KATHERINE JOH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B JOHNSON JOH

Reid, Megan

Summary: Introduces trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani from her unexpected interest in geometry as a young girl to becoming the first woman to win the world's most prestigious honor in mathematics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Junior high and high school classes across the country should take field trips to see this movie."--Richard Roeper.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HID

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sobel, Dava

Summary: The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520 SOB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 522 SOB

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Sci Space Sobel

Hoang, Helen

Summary: "A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOA

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC HOA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Hoa

Holt, Nathalia

Summary: In the 1940s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians, it recruited an elite group of young women -- known as human computers -- who, with only pencil, paper, and brain power, helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. But their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration, and when JPL became part of NASA, the computers helped send the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Sci Space Holt

Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia

Summary: Be inspired by the life stories of women pioneers in the fields of science and technology from around the world, including computer programmer Ada Lovelace, physicist and chemist Marie Curie, mathematician Katherine Johnson and many more. Follow the fantastic ideas and activities featured inside and start your own brilliant scientific adventure!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayland 2018

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

Holt, Nathalia

Summary: During World War Il, when the brand-new minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women--known as "computers"--who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. But they were never...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629 HOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.4072 HOL

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 LEE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 SHE

Summary: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HID RATED PG

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Hi

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HID

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Hidden 2017

Sanchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (Mar©Ưa Isabel)

Summary: Presents information about Ada Lovelace, from her childhood in England and her studies in mathematics to her development of the first computer programming language.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lincoln Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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: Simon Spotlight 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Williams, Talithia

Summary: Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia. You'll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, women like the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, and rocket scientist Annie Easley. Power in Numbers: The Rebel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Race Point Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WIL

Stanley, Diane

Summary: "A fascinating look at Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Essinger, James

Summary: "The world's first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography. Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named "Ada," after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century's version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 ESS

Hveberg, Klara

Summary: "Rakel has a rare talent for math, but she has never mastered the art of making friends. At nineteen, she moves to Oslo to attend university, and meets Jakob, a brilliant, older teacher. He is also working on a novel about Sofja Kovalevskaja, the first woman who became a professor in Mathematics. Just as Kovalevskaja was very close to her much older advisor, Rakel and Jakob are instantly drawn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HVE

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