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The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague

by Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)

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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!… (more)
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The book is about a young African American girl named Raye Montague who dreams about becoming an engineer. When her grandfather took her to tour the German submarines she knew what she wanted to be, an engineer, but because of the way life was set up she was going to go through so many challenges before she would be able to do what she dreamed of. She would face racial inequality and sexism with all of these she still had to hide the her biggest accomplishment. Through all that she has overcome she finally becomes known to be the greatest woman to change the course of ship design . I recommend this book to everybody. Not only are you able to use this book in Math class to show students that math is used everywhere and there are successful mathematicians. But to also show students the history of Raye Montague who had to break racial and sexism barriers. It shows students that they can overcome anything and to not give up. It inspires woman and people of color, because we all can do the impossible even if others say we cannot! ( )
  Stephh1323 | Oct 27, 2021 |
In the picture book "The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague" we meet a girl named Raye Montague who has began to set her sights on becoming an engineer. As she moves on during that she begans to realize that racial inequality and sexism would challenge that dream every step of the way. Throughout all the hardship, the gifted mathematician persisted in her. After giving this book to the class, they can begin to take in some history aspects along with learning math throughout the book, which can help shape the mind in both subjects. ( )
  rbradfute | Apr 28, 2021 |
This book shares the story of a young girl, Raye, who has dreamed of being an engineer after seeing submarines. Despite the many struggles and pushbacks she faced, she pushed through and chased after her dreams. This would be a great book for those who are interested in STEM and those who may feel discouraged about their dreams because of others' opinions. This book would be a great book for kindergarten to early elementary students. It also surrounds the themes of racial inequality, sexism, and perserverence. ( )
  sobiec | Apr 23, 2021 |
Primary; Intermediate; Historical; Informative; Biography; This is a beautiful book about a young black girl who sees a Navy Ship and decides to be an engineer. All through college she is denied an education in engineering because of her color so she gets a degree in business and a job in DC typing for a submarine engineering company. Over time she learns all about engineering and has opportunities to show her boss what she knows. Eventually through hard work and determination she gets a job as an engineer. This is a great read out loud book or book for any child to read about hard work and determination! ( )
  MaggieRemy | Apr 1, 2021 |
This book would be great to use to help inspire students to pursue their dreams of doing a STEM course. It can be used in a free day of the week dedicated to having a reading day. I also enjoyed that the book has some history about women in it. ( )
  Kym23 | Mar 25, 2021 |
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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!

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