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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race | Margot Lee Shetterly
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASAs African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in Americas space program.
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Lynnsoprano
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1. Not specifically on the civil rights movement, but it speaks to the struggles of women of color.
2. The first UU principle is the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. When we can all accept that, we will make progress.
3. Drove to Orlando this morning to FINALLY have Christmas with son‘s family. And football on Sunday!
4. We‘re in the mid 70s. No. 😂

Crazeedi Hope you have a great weekend with family! 1w
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Butterfinger
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One of my favorite swaps last year. @Chelleo will it be okay if my teenager joins using my email?

Sign ups close Sunday, 1/12/2020

Chelleo Hi! Is your teen on Litsy? If so, they are welcome to join in. 2w
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wideeyedreader
Bailedbailed

Too technical for me, and not enough about the actual women! I‘ll just watch the movie again instead

#TBRread #WinterGames #JingleBallers

FantasyChick I'll give a participation point for the bail. Better than finishing a book you don't like. No one has time for that 😊 1mo
wideeyedreader @FantasyChick Exactly! 😊 1mo
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Niaaelizz

“Katherine Johnson knee: once you took the first step, anything is possible.”

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Niaaelizz

I love this book! It‘s inspiring for children and the idea that they can defy odds that are against them.

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Niaaelizz
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This biography tells the story of four African American female mathematicians who participated in some of NASA‘s greatest successes. The author displays how these four women were so successful and how they were able to overcome gender and racial issues as well. As it does not have every little detail l, this book is a great introduction for kids.

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mollywimmers1

“anything was possible“

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mollywimmers1

my favorite part was the repetition of people telling the woman no and them proving them wrong and being able to do it

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mollywimmers1
Pickpick

I loved this book. I love that it is a mix of woman being able to achieve great things and also race equality. I think this would be a great book for young girls and boys to read. it is inspiring

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wideeyedreader
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It‘s day ooooooneeeee! #WinterGames #JingleBallers
1. Ahhhh...76? I think?
2. 55! I think I beat that pretty well
3. Hidden Figures! I got it for Christmas last year and it‘s been sitting on my TBR stacks ever since...
4. HOT CHOCOLATE

FantasyChick Great number! 26pts 🎄 2mo
arlenefinnigan I just finished Hidden Figures, it's great. 2mo
wideeyedreader @arlenefinnigan that‘s a good sign! 2mo
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arlenefinnigan
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This is a fascinating book. I'll admit that the technical maths and science stuff went over my head but as a human story of achievement in the face of adversity and as a work of social history, it's excellent. I'm glad it didn't shy away from the fact that criticism of the space programme and the protests against spending such huge sums of money on it when so many people were living in poverty. A superb historical account.

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Sweettartlaura
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Bailedbailed

Another #unpopularopinion 🤷🏻‍♀️
I can‘t believe I did it, but I DNF‘ed this. It‘s tedious - I got 30% through and was still 20 years away from the Space Race. I couldn‘t hang in.
I‘ll move up the movie on my Watch List, for sure, though.

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Mehso-so

This is a really important story, which gives voice to the experience and contribution of some exceptional women; women who overcame significant prejudice and who are too often forgotten in history. Unfortunately, I found the construction of this narrative pedestrian and I could tell Shetterley isn‘t an experienced historian. The women in this story, who should be vivid, ultimately failed to come to life, and I found it structurally scattered.

charl08 Oh no! What a shame this didn't work for you. 2mo
ReadingDownUnder I loved the movie but oh boy, was the book boring! 2mo
ClairesReads @ReadingDownUnder I agree. I think this is a super interesting and important story. But the narrative in the book is very “and then, and then...in 1943, then in 1944”. It is missing the spirit of the people it‘s about, and just really failed to bring them to life. 2mo
Sweettartlaura Totally agree. I had to bail on it 😕. When I was 30% through it & we were still 20 years away from the actual Space Race, I gave up. 2mo
ClairesReads @Sweettartlaura I mean great story, about some incredible women. Ineffective storytelling though 2mo
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ClairesReads
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A book by an AOC set in or about space #readharder2019

arlenefinnigan Ooh same! 2mo
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Mitch
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I was in awe of these driven, intelligent women, who let their creative brains fill with possibilities in a world that didn't nurture, support or allow. Amazing in their professional fields, inspiring in their capacity to lead themselves, their community and their families. The author's close connection to this community really shines in a well written, complex look at the central contribution these women had on the fields of math & engineering.

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Mitch
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Starting this today on my morning train ride..... I enjoyed the movie a few years back and am curious to go deeper into this story.

Caroline2 I really enjoyed the film too. Stacked the book. 😉 3mo
Scochrane26 I liked the book. And the movie. (edited) 3mo
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Zoes_Human
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This is one of those fascinating bits of history that blows the doors off of our iconic cultural images of how things happened. My vision of NASA was of white men sitting at banks of computers smoking nervously as they sent more white men into space. I never saw images of other types of people there, so I assumed that they weren't. And oh boy were they there. A fascinating read. I look forward to watching the movie next.

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“... if disaster did befall John Glenn, one secret military document proposed blaming it on the Cubans, using it as an excuse to overthrow Fidel Castro.”

Of course it did.

rwmg Does the book include photos of the actual women rather than those who played them?
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Zoes_Human @rwmg I listened to it on audio, so I have no idea. 3mo
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Zoes_Human
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Roasted sweet potatoes with Brussels sprouts and dirty rice paired with a good book for lunch 😋

tpixie 😋 3mo
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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 20: a book by an AOC set in or about space.

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Zoes_Human
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I‘ve never considered the amount of math required to bring the aviation age, much less the space age, into being. I just sort of assumed that scientists did the math as they went along. I would have never envisioned rooms full of human computers doing the critical calculations to support all of it. And most of them women. Yet somehow, the world conceives of us as being bad at math.

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“Negro life in America was a never-ending series of negotiations: when to fight and when to concede.”

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Zoes_Human
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“Who knew American democracy more intimately than the Negro people? They knew democracy‘s every virtue, vice, and shortcoming, its voice and contour, by its profound and persistent absence in their lives. ”

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Zoes_Human
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“The Negro‘s ladder to the American dream was missing rungs, with even the most outwardly successful blacks worried that it any moment the forces of discrimination could lay waste to their economic security.”

jillrhudy I'm showing this movie at the library on Nov. 8 and might read the book first! 3mo
Zoes_Human @jillrhudy It's quite good. I'm looking forward to checking out the movie later. 3mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you so much for the awesome and unexpected #LitsyLove @AmyG !!! 🤗 This has been on my TBR for awhile now and I refuse to watch the movie until I read the book. 🤓 It‘s been a rough few weeks since my surgery so this was a much-needed pick-me-up! ❤️ Like I‘ve said so many times before — what would I do without my Litsy family? 🥰

AmyG Feel better 😘 4mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon 😘❤️ 4mo
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UwannaPublishme Feel better! 🤗❤️ 4mo
JenlovesJT47 @AmyG @TrishB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UwannaPublishme 🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️🤗 4mo
ScientistSam Hope you recover quickly! 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Slow start on this. Hoping for the best I enjoyed the movie but found it a bit to "white saviour" Want a bit more from the book

ChaoticMissAdventures Made ithalf way before giving up. The writing was choppy, the storytelling was random and confusing -with no rhyme or reason on a timeline. I am bummed because these women and this time in history deserved so much more then this writing. 4mo
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Ruthiella
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I‘ve not read it yet (nor seen the movie) but this is the only book I could think of which is at least tangentially about #mathematics. 😬

#RedroseSeptember

Cinfhen Great choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼I heard the book was dry but the movie was phenomenal!! Watch it 🍿 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Yes ma‘am! 😀 5mo
Cinfhen Ha!! You‘ll thank me later 😉 5mo
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squirrelbrain Yes, I agree @Cinfhen - the book was rather dry. (Haven‘t seen the movie!) 5mo
arlenefinnigan Deffo want to read and watch #stacked 5mo
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain Thanks for the heads up!😀 5mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I‘d not heard of the book till the movie came out. 5mo
Buechersuechtling @Ruthiella Yeah, me neither. But hugely loved the film. And now I am a bit reluctant to read the book because I fear being disappointed because of my own expectations. ☹️ Ha‼️ Just read @Cinfhen and @squirrelbrain ‘s comments – so it seems a good thing to have skipped the book. 😇🙌🏼 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen I bailed on the book early on @Buechersuechtling 4mo
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ONH
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Starting a new book at the end of this long weekend while boo naps 😴😍 Hidden Figures is a well-written account of NACA/NASA‘s early days so far— I‘m really enjoying it and I‘m honestly not sure why some of the other reviewers have found it to be lacking!! Can‘t wait to FINALLY see the movie once I finish. I always love a 📖 vs. 🎥 comparison.

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Mindyrecycles
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Wow, I literally suck. 😂 I read two whole books in August. (Read 10 in July!?!) At least they were both excellent. I did read the grownup version of Hidden Figures, I just liked the kiddie cover better. In my defense, I stepped in a hole some weeks ago and my injured foot has kept me from exercising which has limited my audiobook time. On a more positive note, I‘ll definitely finish Don Quixote in this month. 😬

rachelsbrittain It happens! At least you got through two good ones! 5mo
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Loric
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Mehso-so

This book had so much potential to be an inspiring and uplifting read but unfortunately the writing was too complex and clinical. Too many competing layers, timelines jumped around and too many facts (names, dates, places and scientific information) that overwhelmed the true story behind these brave, intelligent women whose achievements were so instrumental to the success of the space program.

lynneamch I enjoyed the movie, but might as well take it off the tbr. 6mo
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Book_devourer
Panpan

Unpopular opinion:
The story got lost in all the details. The background, the science and the history overwhelmed and ultimately sank this narrative. Too bad, because it‘s an important and incredible story that needs telling. The movie was better.

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gabbymartin
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MUST READ🚨 This NF PB, also a Coretta Scott King Award Winner, is “Hidden Figures:The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space” written by Margot Lee Shetterly, illustrated by Laura Freeman. This book is also a motion picture as of 2016. This takes us back to the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s, when women were seen inferior to men and race was seen inferior as well, yet 4 strong women changed the game.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: RA, LC. UDL: 1.1 Watch the motion picture after reading the text. EL: 42. Use a timeline to understand important facts from the text. Website: https://childrenslibrarylady.com/hidden-figures/ this includes links to resources for both the book and the movie! 6mo
gabbymartin #UCFLAE3414SU19 🍎 (edited) 6mo
Kcompton2912 I loved the movie and love these ladies. I would love to have a picture book like this to teach the history of these women in the classroom. The resource you provided is fantastic for tying the movie and book together. Adding the movie to it will be a fun way to reinforce the knowledge and compare and contrast. 6mo
DrSpalding This was an excellent choice! This award winner should be part of your classroom library and could easily tie into science and social studies curriculum. 6mo
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nelehelen
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3.5/5
Finished my 1st book for #24B4Monday this morning! I loved learning about the lives of these extraordinary women. But, I felt the writing was too dry and wished there was more “art form” in the storytelling because at times I did feel like I was reading a textbook. Ha! Can‘t wait to FINALLY watch the movie now. 🤣

Pictured: My “Luna” candle 🌙 + Dazzy 🐶

#ReadHarder2019
#Booked2019
#DogsofLitsy

nelehelen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen this is for the 📖 to 🎥 prompt! 🍿🤓😉 6mo
tpixie The movie is great. I started reading the book, but I also felt the same way as you did , so I put it aside and have not picked it back up yet. I would like to try to again sometime. 6mo
squirrelbrain I also felt that this was rather dry - such a shame as it could have been so interesting.... 6mo
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brit91 Cute dog!😍😍 6mo
Andrew65 Great picture, and well done on finishing the book. 👏👏👏 6mo
LogiKitty Felt the same way! 6mo
nelehelen @tpixie i love the intention and story, but was just too dry.. and i usually love non-fiction! Haha 6mo
nelehelen @squirrelbrain @LogiKitty yes! It had the makings of a 5 star book. But sadly it wasn‘t. Still, a wonderful story that should be told.. i really wanted it to be fantastic. 6mo
nelehelen @brit91 thank you!!! 6mo
nelehelen @Andrew65 thank you! Hoping to finish at least one more haha 6mo
tpixie @nelehelen I may do the audiobook maybe that‘ll help. And cute puppy!! My nieces dog has its own Instagram page reesesthedoxie 6mo
Capture Books Have you read Mister B: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist? 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve heard that comment about this author‘s writing style a few times. Good job pushing through! 📚♥️👊🏻 6mo
Cinfhen I read book and saw the movie and I thought in this case #FilmWasBetter 🙊 6mo
nelehelen @tpixie thank you!! Haha i gave my dog his own instagram too. I could not help it. 🤣 6mo
nelehelen @Capture Books no i haven‘t! Do you recommend?? 6mo
nelehelen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen im planning on watching the movie today so at least i know it‘ll be better than the book! 🤣 6mo
tpixie @nelehelen good! 🐶🐶🐶 6mo
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nelehelen
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I wasn‘t planning on doing #24B4Monday, but I ended up working from home today so this weekend turned into an impromptu reading weekend. Yay! 🤓

Looks like I‘ll have to finish “Hidden Figures” tomorrow because it‘s past my bedtime and I cannot keep my eyes open. 𝑮𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝑵𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝒀𝒂'𝒍𝒍 😴

Andrew65 A great time. 👏👏👏🙌 Have a good sleep. 😊 6mo
jb72 That‘s an awesome start! 🎈 6mo
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I‘m not a huge reader of nonfiction, but this was our book club pick because July is the anniversary for the first man in the moon. The beginning was a slow go for me, the author would start with talking about one of the ladies and then tangent to a whole list of names and colleges. Once we was talking about the ladies more and we were in the space race, it picked up. It was a inspiring story, incredible what they achieved!!

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gossamerchild
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Gotta admit I was pretty disappointed by this one. It took me two years to finish it, and then I was surprised by how quickly it ended. I loved the concept, the story, and the people she wrote about. However, it felt very disjointed (I got confused by several of the topic changes; some felt very abrupt), and I was kinda bored. But don't listen to me, as this is purely subjective 😉

lesliemarie Have you seen the movie? It's pretty good 8mo
gossamerchild @lesliemarie I have not. I'm hoping I enjoy it more than the book 😁 8mo
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gossamerchild
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My #readingbuddy for the morning 🥰😍

#catsoflitsy #huxleythecat

robinb ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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LittleBug
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Although I really liked the content, I wasn't too impressed by the writing style. I constantly felt torn back and forth between different aspects of the story, racism, discrimination, feminism, science... This is my first biography, so maybe I'm just not used to the style, but it made me feel disconnected with the people and the subject, even though I really wanted to connect...
Only barely a pick, and only because the content is so important.

Deifio I feel the same way about it. I don't think I can finish it because the writing style is not the point, but rather to some many different aspects of the story. It's very exhausting to read 9mo
LittleBug @Deifio I made it through by reading it in steps, with other books in between... :) 9mo
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DarcysMom
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Oops! I forgot to post yesterday's walk.
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileApril
#overdrive
#LitsyWalkers

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Gillyreads
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Driving to Canberra

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Suet624 A good book to listen to. 9mo
DarcysMom @Suet624 I am really enjoying it! 9mo
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caldwellalex95
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"Hidden Figures", written by Margot Lee Shetterly/illustrated by Laura Freeman is an inspiring nonfiction (NF) story that could be incorporated into a read aloud (RA) activity in the classroom! This picture book is vibrant with its illustrations, which will guarantee each student's undivided attention. The story "Hidden Figures", which has been turned into a major motion picture, is a true story about four black women who assisted NASA with

caldwellalex95 launching men into space. This book takes place from 1930 through 1960; during this time, women were viewed as inferior to men. The four women in "Hidden Figures", Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden overcame discrimination, as women and as African-Americans, while working at NASA. After doing some research on Scholastic's website, I stumbled across a fun and interesting activity for students to engage in. The 10mo
caldwellalex95 activity is called "Moon Math"! During this activity, students will feel like they are part of the action as they read about Katherine Johnson. Then, students will complete a diagram of the moon lander's flight plan and calculate angles! These assignments are hands-on and will have students engrossed in math! Once students finish these math activities, there are a series of questions for them to answer to confirm their understanding. ESOL strategy 10mo
caldwellalex95 #46 and #36, along with UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.3) integrate with the "Moon Math" activity. "Hidden Figures" is a lovely and informative story to read to students, and it could be read aloud specifically during Black History Month! Because young students, teenagers, and adults will enjoy this exhilarating picture book based on a true story, I believe this book is a must-have in every classroom! 10mo
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.math.scholastic.com/issues/2016-17/011617/moon-math.html 10mo
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mrsmarch
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I dunno, a little too much like putting lipstick on a pig? I‘m not sure if I‘m feeling it. I need some love, Littens. Modeling Bésame Cosmetics 1935 Cherry Red and new Bluetooth headphones for my birthday.

JoScho I like the lipstick color ❤️ 10mo
4thhouseontheleft The color looks great on you! 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great colour! Looks good. 💋 10mo
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BibliOphelia Happy Birthday, and that color does look great on you!! 10mo
hermyknee So pretty!!! Happy birthday! 10mo
Tamra I like it! 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker It‘s a great color on you! I was a little hesitant with red lipstick too at first but now I love it. 10mo
Susanita It‘s very flattering. 10mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Crazeedi I like the shade, well done on the application too, lips look divine! Hope your birthday was fantastic!! 10mo
sprainedbrain Great color with your hair color! 10mo
kspenmoll I think that shade is perfect for you! Esp with your eyes & hair color. Looking lovely on your birthday! Enjoy! 🙌🏻🎂🎉 (edited) 10mo
CouronneDhiver Red lipstick is good on almost everyone... so pretty! 10mo
mrsmarch @CouronneDhiver That‘s what I keep hearing! I never believed it tho. 10mo
Meaw_catlady Great color! Love it! ❤️ I sent something to your email hopefully I got the right email. 10mo
Susannah What a wonderful color! I love your glasses, too. 10mo
mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady Oh no! No email that I see! Rmtizz @ Gmail? 10mo
Meaw_catlady It might be in your spam? It‘s from GiftNow? 10mo
mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady I checked spam! OMG thank you! 10mo
Meaw_catlady You‘re welcome lovely! ❤️ it‘s one of my all time favorite books 👏 10mo
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This dodo is on 24-48 hour supervision because she was just hit by a car in front of our own house. Took her to the vet and they did a triage on her, and said that if something untoward was going to happen it would be soon. She was holding her head a bit wonky and she has a slight road rash above one eye.

TheSpineView Poor baby! Hope she is OK! 10mo
Susanita Poor puppy! I hope she‘s okay. 10mo
Tamra 😢 10mo
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mrsmarch @Susanita @TheSpineView We‘ve been told if she‘s going to tank it will be in the next day or two. We‘re watching her for neuro signs because she‘s holding her head to one side and shaking it. I mean, she just had a tangle with an SUV. My ears would be ringing too. 10mo
Bklover Oh no- I hope she‘s ok! Keep us posted. Hugs and love to all❤️❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
OnePageAtATime I hope she is ok! Sending good thoughts! 10mo
Beatlefan129 Oh no! Hope your pup is ok! 10mo
BookNAround I hope she‘s fine! Poor baby! 10mo
DGRachel Oh no! I hope everything ends up okay! 10mo
MaureenMc 💗 10mo
mrsmarch @DGRachel @BookNAround @Beatlefan129 @OnePageAtATime @Bklover She‘s starting to slow down — adrenaline wearing off and bruises making themselves known probably. Of course I am starting to second guess myself. 10mo
sprainedbrain Oh my goodness. I hope she‘s ok. ❤️ 10mo
JessClark78 I hope she‘s okay. ❤️❤️ 10mo
Bklover You poor thing! You‘re probably a wreck worrying about her! ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
TheLibrarian Awww poor pup. I hope everything will be ok. ❤️ 10mo
BibliOphelia Oh no! Poor derp! We‘re nursing a pup here too. Sending healing vibes! 10mo
CouronneDhiver 😢😢😢😢 10mo
mrsmarch @CouronneDhiver @BibliOphelia @Bklover @JessClark78 @sprainedbrain Well she slept with us last night so we could keep watch on her. At midnight the toddler started crying so at 12 hours post crash Bunny was observed to be fine. This morning she bounced on my head a few times and I heard her chasing my husband around the house and barking. 10mo
sprainedbrain @mrsmarch that‘s great news!!! 10mo
mrsmarch @sprainedbrain I just had her walking down to the school and back and she spent ten minutes playing rough with a 50 lb boy poodle who lives a couple houses down. Now she‘s wolfing down some food and water. I think she might be ok! 10mo
BibliOphelia That‘s great news. Furbabies can be just as much worry as skinbabies! 10mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so happy to hear that! 🤗 10mo
Bklover Oh I am SO happy to hear this! I am so relieved for all of you! 😁❤️ 10mo
Crazeedi Oh no, I hope nothing bad happened inside her, sweet puppy!! 10mo
mrsmarch @Crazeedi It‘s been 29 hours since her crash....she is literally the same dumb happy 17 month old puppy she was before. This is an incredibly good sign!! 10mo
kspenmoll So happy she is ok! 10mo
Crazeedi @mrsmarch that is so good to hear! Yay!!! 10mo
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mrsmarch
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I was wondering what today‘s #literaryluck prompt was...This will definitely become #legend. River is sick w/ a killer cold, & is coughing & gasping in her sleep. Winds steady at 14 & gusting to 30 means the old house is rattling & disturbing the toddler‘s sleep so I‘m cuddled in her bed. Cue the sound of 4 quiet feet...a lifetime first — #dogsoflitsy asleep in the sickbed to protect her girl from baddies.

mrsmarch Those Littens who have been with me a long time might remember Amy, my little corgi, who passed away in October 2017. Even Amy, who loved her children boundlessly, never slept in River‘s bed. Next to bed, yes. In a cuddle bed underneath the baby‘s bassinet, yes — on bed was reserved for sleeping with me, her dog mommy. I‘m so worked up I can‘t sleep now, I‘m just listening to the two of them breathing. 10mo
vkois88 *hugs* 10mo
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REPollock
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Mehso-so

I dunno, i loved learning all the information in this book but something about it was difficult to devote my attention to. Perhaps it was because i listened to the audiobook and the narrator read it in that kind of bright tone of wonderment that i associate with children's book hour at the library? I would defo recommend it to others, though perhaps as a non-audiobook instead. Don‘t expect narrative or creative nonfiction here.