Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Shetterly, M. L.
The young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures tells the story of four amazing African-American women who, despite segregation and racism in the US at the time, were recognized for their mathematic abilities and were employed by NASA as human computers. This inspiring story details the many obstacles the women faced and how their strength, intelligence, and persistence allowed them to follow their dreams and abilities. The book, aimed at ages 4-8, could be a read-aloud for young students and an independent read for older students. It addresses issues of racism, respect, education, and the role of women, and the text is accompanied by rich illustrations, timelines, and biographies.
Applied Design, Skills & Technology
  • K-9