My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am grateful for a picture book edition of Hidden Figures that makes each woman’s narrative accessible to our youngest readers. It tells the true stories of four black women: Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, and the important roles they played working for NASA. Their work as computers (mathematicians) and engineers was critical in developing aircraft that could fly faster, higher, and safer. Their labor extended beyond our planet to outer space.
The emphasis throughout is that each woman loved math and they were also really good at it (I love this about the book). They were persistent and determined, and trailblazers for change. I felt empowered by their stories and really enjoyed getting to know a little bit about them. This book includes a timeline of events, short bios, and a glossary of important terms. Thank you to Margot Lee Shetterly for her research and for teaching us about important women who are hidden no more.
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly | http://margotleeshetterly.com/
Laura Freeman (Illustrator) | http://lfreemanart.com/
Harper – An imprint of Harper Collins Publishers 2018
4th Book Read in the #MustReadin2018 Challenge
hosted by There is a Book for That
1st Book in my own 28 Books in 28 Days Challenge