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

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

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 m Meet Raye Montague--the hidden mastermind who made waves in the U.S. Navy! After touring a German submarine in the...

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Title:The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague
Author:Julia Finley Mosca
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1943147426
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague Reviews

  • Susan
    Sep 25, 2018
    Wonderful illustrations, perfect for a read-aloud. Not overly sweet, but realistic and inspirational. I loved the rhymes, adding to the read-aloud potential! ...
  • Kathy
    Sep 15, 2018
    Give to fans of "Hidden Figures", as math-minded women of color facing down discrimination with class and smarts weren't solely at NASA, but the Navy too. ...
  • Jessie
    Dec 31, 2018
    Tells the story of Raye Montague, starting from her family encouraging her to pursue engineering as a child and moving forward to Montague becoming program manager for ship design. The book talks about the racism and sexism she faced. I thought it did a particularly good job handling h...
  • Robyn Schultz
    Dec 19, 2018
    The story of Raye Montague told in picture book form. I learn so much from children's picture books. This is a story of the first black woman engineer working for the Navy. She is amazing. Never one to complain about the mistreatment she faces at the hands of mostly white men, she kept...
  • Amy
    Dec 06, 2018
    This is a really inspiring story about a woman who overcame so many obstacles to pursue her dream and passion. It was fascinating! ...
  • Lynn
    Nov 09, 2018
    Excellent biographical picture book that is appealing, informative and inspiring! Fun rhyming text, and charming illustrations introduce a truly remarkable woman to kids. The back matter is outstanding! The author interviewed Raye Montague and parts of that interview are included along...
  • paula
    Dec 24, 2018
    Inspiring mathematician deserves better rhymes. ...
  • Kelly
    Nov 02, 2018
    A story well told about a woman who was brilliant in the field of math, and overcame obstacles (being black and being a woman in a field dominated by men) to prove herself. She perservered. ...
  • Lauren- The Smile Lines
    Aug 16, 2018
    Thanks to innovationpress for sharing a review copy of this book with the #kidlitexchange! . The Girl With a Mind For Math: The Story of Raye Montague by #juliafinleymosca releasing 9/4/18. . What an inspiring story! Raye Montague is definitely someone who teaches all to never give...
  • Vanessa
    Jan 12, 2019
    First, Raye Montague is awesome & an incredibly inspiring woman. Unfortunately, this book doesn?t do her justice. It is written in very clunky rhyme. I often enjoy rhyme, but the rhyme in this book was just bad and distracted me from the story. For example: ?Say WHAAATT?!! Yo...
  • Jj
    Dec 17, 2018
    This was a wonderful book, but would have been improved substantially if the text wasn't rhyming, thus giving the impression that this is a book for little kids only. I think this could be a great discussion-starter for OLDER kids, but they are going to be put off by the rhymes... and ...
  • Tracy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy. All opinions are my own. I am so impressed by the books published by @theinnovationpress. This small publisher consistently puts out high quality books! THE GIRL WITH A MIND FOR MATH is another incredible biography by Julia...
  • Julie Esanu
    Dec 04, 2018
    A great book to learn about Raye Montague with phenomenal back matter. Unfortunately the rhyming text diminishes the impact of the inspirational story. ...
  • ReadingWench
    Dec 16, 2018
    This book is amazing. I saw it in the library and thought I would read it. The illustrations are fantastic. I love the way it is written. It is rhyming and simple. I can read this to any of my storytimes. I will buying this for my school library. Awesome! ...
  • Yapha
    Sep 18, 2018
    Great inspirational story, unfortunately the rhyming verse lessens the impact. For grades 2 & up. ...
  • Alice
    Sep 20, 2018
    Another "hidden figure" in the STEM world revealed ...
  • Stephanie P
    Jun 27, 2018
    I received an advance digital copy of this book from Edelweiss + to review. 4.5 stars. I have been thoroughly enjoying The Amazing Scientists series. They use a rhyming text, which is not overly common in non-fiction, but works very well here. The books provide inspiring information...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Dec 23, 2018
    In this rhyming picture book, readers are introduced to Raye Montague. "Who?" my young readers asked when I showed this book to them. And truth be told, I asked the same question when I received it. Raye Montague is an African American from Arkansas, and, it turned out, a whiz at math....
  • Maureen Tully
    Sep 11, 2018
    Well researched, masterfully written, and beautifully illustrated - a well deserved tribute to an amazing woman. ...
  • Jaime
    Dec 26, 2018
    Wonderful story. Well written and interesting. ...
  • Pam
    Sep 29, 2018
    This is an absolutely great biography but to tell the truth it is a bit boring. ...
  • Pam
    Dec 10, 2018
    Biography of Raye Montague for elementary level readers. Told as a poem. Talks about the adversity she overcame to become an engineer who built submarines. Timeline, biographical info and excerpts from the author's interview with Montague at the end. ...
  • Danielle
    Jul 29, 2018
    The story of an amazing woman. ...
  • Jo Oehrlein
    Jan 02, 2019
    A Hidden Figure from the US Navy, Raye Montague started with 3 strikes against her: she was a girl, she was black, and she went to bad segregated schools. From that, she rose to designing a ship by computer in an impossibly short amount of time and eventually became a registered Profes...
  • Rachael Sawyer
    Dec 15, 2018
    This is a great book to teach students grit, rhyming, and how powerful endurance can be. I loved this book and my heart was touched. I'm happy to add this to my collection. ...
  • Amie Wisz
    Sep 01, 2018
    I received an e-arc from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. Being a teacher, I am always looking for books that empower my students. We encourage having a Growth Mindset and the story of Ray Montague is a fabulous example of how if you put your mind to something you can ac...
  • BiblioBickie
    Jan 16, 2019
    Told in rhyming verse. Handles racist and misogynist episodes as part of the story but without lingering. While Montague had "mind for math" she applied it to engineering, finally earning the title, "Engineer." ...
  • Kelly
    Nov 21, 2018
    This book had good information, but my kids don't like rhyming books. That's the only reason for the 3 stars. ...
  • Kelsey
    May 31, 2018
    I received a digital review copy through Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. A nice, rhyming biography of gifted mathematician Raye Montague, her accomplishments in engineering, and the struggles she endured to get there. At time the rhyming seemed overly silly, but it work...
  • Tali Bitton
    Oct 22, 2018
    loved it! ...