Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good. They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world. In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. "Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers," proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018." "Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars."

Reviews

Reviewed: 2021-08-11

#hiddenfigures so happy they made a movie about the life of the four actual women who worked for Nasa, and to have it also in book form for young readers is great. 

Reviewed: 2021-02-28

This book is awesome it's about black women who helped NASA launch men to space to Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden. Used their great math skills to do so. 

Reviewed: 2020-12-16

#HiddenFigures I choose this book because it's about African American women beating the odds. This book is an inspiration to not only African American women but all women who career path is filled with predominantly males. 

Reviewed: 2020-12-11

#Hiddenfigures These women not only shaped the world as we know it, but also gives timeless inspiration for young girls who look like them. We can make a difference.

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@stephii94
#hiddenfigures This is based on a true story, and one of my favorite movies. These four women helped helped win the Space Race.
@janiquasullivan
#hiddenfigures Made into a movie in 2016 and later received the Coretta Scott King Book award in 2019.
@fabarrigo
#hiddenfigures This book inspires you to show that you can become anything no matter your race or gender. Just believe in yourself.
@queca
#hiddenfigures this book tells true stories about four African American women who helped NASA launch men to space.
@kyllen46
#hiddenfigures I feel this would be a great read for young girls
@bclark
#hiddenfigures was honored with the 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Award for the artistic expression of the black experience via literature
@regaladojasmyn
#hiddenfigures was nominated for an Academy Award and it is inspired by a true story. I enjoy reading books in this genre.
@traceywalker
Great book of history and it shows that benefits of hard work will get you anywhere no matter the obstacles one may face #hiddenfigures
@lashawnda
#hiddenfigures I love the book it show girls that they too can grow up to do amazing things if only they persevere and follow their dreams
@brittzy2000
#hiddenfigures Great book about representation for the equality of women and women of color! Shows young girls that they can do anything.
@beolalp
#hiddenfigures I love how this book have women on the cover showing that women are able to do anything and the story of not giving up