Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


Margot Lee Shetterly

Winnifred Conkling


Laura Freeman

Book Summary

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good.

They participated in 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. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world.

History, Black Women, Racism, Women, STEM, STEAM, NASA, Astronauts

Age Range
Ages 0 to 3 (preschool), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Harper Collins
Book Category
Historical Figures