Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space

Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space Review

Young Readers' Edition

Now in a special new edition perfect for young listeners, 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. Soon to be a major motion picture.

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 audiobook 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.

Title:Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Susie

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but this is one case where I think it would be beneficial to see the movie version first. The film is full of so much charm as it tells the story of the African-Americ...

  • Alysia

    When the ads for Hidden Figures came out last year I was ecstatic. Not only did the movie look great and have a spectacular story to tell, the headliners were black women! I hadn’t seen the movie be...

  • Tnb

    I had huge hopes for this book. Women in science, women in math is such an important topic; so important that one should go beyond expectations. This books does such deservice to all young, budding, b...

  • Kelly

    Had to give this three because even though I absolutely loved the story and find the arcs of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson incredibly inspiring, the format and flow of the book m...

  • DeAnna Knippling

    Fabulous. I know some readers are upset that this book doesn't have a novel- or movie-type plot with a main character and all end neatly tied up--but hey. That's life. I thoroughly enjoyed both the de...

  • Margie Van Evera

    I listened to the audio version of this book - the first part was a little slow and boring with a lot of background info of NACA, but I really enjoyed it afterwards when it got into the ladies' early ...

  • Bea  Charmed

    3.5 stars Review To ComeVery, very dry at times; full of scientific and sociological detail. The science stuff tended to make my eyes glaze but the sociological aspects were fascinating, saddening, an...

  • Glitterbomb

    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...

  • Debra

    3.5 starsBack before Mega computers that did everything for us, there was a group of women (Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden) who answered the call by NASA to beco...

  • Jacque

    this was great to share with my granddaughter...