Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition - Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

By Margot Lee Shetterly

  • Release Date: 2016-11-29
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4
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From 62 Ratings

Description

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 

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.

This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

This middle grade nonfiction book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 4 to 6, in the classroom or for homeschooling.

Reviews

  • BORING

    1
    By stephen11256572
    This book is actually really boring. I don’t think anyone should read this book unless they have to like I had to.
  • LOVE IT❤️

    5
    By jsjehdhs
    I just love the movie and book💅🏼
  • Watch the movie

    2
    By dabbdbcjb
    Author’s handling of this material is deadly and boring. See the movie instead.