Thursday, February 07, 2019
First sentence: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math. Really good.
Premise/plot: This is a picture book adaptation of the story first told in an adult nonfiction book--Hidden Figures. It follows the lives of four human computers--Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden. The focus being on their contribution to the space race and the challenges they faced as black women at a time when they would face discrimination for being black and for being female.
My thoughts: I loved, loved, loved Hidden Figures. The book and movie were fabulous. I highly recommend both. I'm glad to see this story is being adapted for all ages and audiences. The illustrations are wonderful. The book received a Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration in 2019.
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10
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