Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King

Weekly Trip to the Library

In honor of Black History Month I highly recommend reading Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race with your Nanny Kids. It is inspiring for girls and boys and children of every race and culture specifically written for children ages four- to eight-years-old.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race is based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award Winning movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!

In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, the authors 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.

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math. 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.

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