Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrated by Laura Freeman
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrated by Laura Freeman is the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space! Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden were excellent at math and contributed to 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. Despite this, they persisted and used their genius minds to change the world! This beautifully illustrated picture book explores the story of how these women overcame gender and race to succeed in highly challenging STEM-based careers. This book will inspire children to love math, believe in themselves and reach for the stars!