Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

  • by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by Bahni Turpin
  • 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Historically necessary read

Great story and very well narrated. This book gives pertinent insight into America's initial aeronautical endeavors into space and the intelligent African American women who served as a backbone to those endeavors.
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- Simone Nadean

Wow!!! Great story.

I really enjoyed the book. My only disappointment was that the story has only come out recently. But all in all it's a great book. Can't wait to see the movie. Thanks Audible.
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- Bulldoginjax

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio