Epic Kids Book Club Selection: “Hidden Figures”
AUTHOR: Margot Lee Shetterly
GENRE: Middle-Grade Non-Fiction
RATING: 5 stars
SYNOPSIS: 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. 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.
MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS BOOK: “Their goal wasn’t to stand out because of their differences; it was to fit in because of their talents.”
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOOK WAS: The inspiring story! I loved reading about these incredible women who stood up for what they believed in.
MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THIS BOOK WAS: All four mathematicians! Each woman was unique and had their own beautiful story that is worthy of recognition.
FANS OF THIS BOOK MAY ALSO LIKE:
“See You in the Cosmos” by Jack Cheng, “We Dream of Space” by Erin Entrada Kelly, “Space Case” by Stuart Gibbs
Avery Finley, 16, is an avid reader and book reviewer. When not reading, you can find her playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, or with one of her pets! Follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @readbyfin.Avery Finley, 16, is an avid reader and book reviewer. When not reading, you can find her playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, or with one of her pets! Follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @readbyfin.