Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee ShetterlyHidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

byMargot Lee Shetterly

Paperback | November 29, 2016

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The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful 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, 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.

Margot Lee Shetterly was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1969. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. After college she worked in investment banking for several years. Her other career moves have included working in the media industry for the website Volume .com, publishing an English language magaz...
Title:Hidden Figures Young Readers' EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.67 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062662376

ISBN - 13:9780062662378


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read My kids love readin these books, keeps them interested and engaged
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad Factual but not dry. Easy enough for teens but I'm not sure if they will be able to finish the book cause it's not exciting.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from a little disappointing I don't know what "young readers edition" means and perhaps that's behind the disappointment. There seems to be more background information about the times the events took place in than detail about the women themselves. I was looking for more content about the work they were doing. Not just a statement that they did it. Nevertheless, the rocket science they did and their courage to do it was an 'arc of triumph' and for that their story needs to be told.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Historical Read I was expecting this book to be more intriguing. My 9.5 year old daughter read it and kept commenting that it was like reading a history book. I read it afterwards to see if she was fair in her judgement and I would say she was. There was nothing "exciting" to grab hold of you, but nonetheless there was good information in this read.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it I read this book over several days and was disapointed every time I was interrupted and had to put it down. The true stories of large people who live little lives need to be told again and again. I am glad I found the story of these women.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely lovely, lovely and inspiring for everyone - especially our young girls/ladies - you can be anything you want to be.
Date published: 2017-03-31

Editorial Reviews

“The perfect impetus for discussion on a host of important historical themes germane to the 1950s, such as gender roles, racial prejudice and segregation, and scientific exploration… Middle-schoolers will find their story, here in a young readers’ edition of Shetterly’s 2016 adult book, engaging and inspirational.”