New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterlys book is now available in a new edition perfect for young readers. This is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.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, four African-American women 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....
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Hidden Figures Reviews
"That's one small step for a man . . . . . one giant step for mankind." - Neil Armstrong
Some of the most famous words of the last century were spoken from the moon. But who knew how much work went into the meticulous mathematical calculations that placed our American astronauts onto the cover of modern history. Some of these hard working professionals were not only trend setters in their field, but they were also young African American women, who had determined their way into the Nation ...more
and the many other African American women who worked for NASA.
I honor you.
To women in general and especially women of colour working in science, engineering and math.
I honor you.
This is probably my favorite book I have read so far this year. Definitely a book I plan to have my children read. A fabulous narrative, full of fascinating science and math as well as so much information on the social and work experiences of NACA/NASA employees. The book starts at a much earlier place than the movie (which is also wonderful) and ends at a later point. Well worth seeking out to read!
This book was horrible. I couldn't read it. I thought it was going to be a great story with strong female protagonists. There was barely any dialogue. It was just describing everything that was happening, like a textbook. 1/5 stars
This is such an inspiring story of incredible people. I loved reading and learning about the powerful women that worked as human computers during U.S. space exploration. The author also included descriptions of historically significant events with civil rights, gender equality in the workplace and conflicts with Russia.
This is a very inspirational story about a special group of women, who were integral to seeing America into space.
I found the book to be rather dry, there wasn't much of a story, just a whole bunch of facts laid out in a timeline. It made for a rather cumbersome read.
Five stars for the story and these women. I found the narrative a bit draggy at times, but overall a well worth it read.
I loved this book. Can you imagine the conversation in the 40's "I just got a job as a computer". These math wizards were trailblazers and can be inspirations for all young women even today. Lots of great facts and figures about the progression of the space program through the many years and US presidents. Also, men would enjoy this book.