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Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race | Margot Lee Shetterly
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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame #LetterH @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Hidden Figures is my favorite "H" book. However, The House in the Cerulean Sea is right up there too.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this!! 2mo
Nikki_E I loved both too (edited) 2mo
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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

What a wonderful book! I‘ve seen some criticism that the book dwells too much on the mathematical/technical aspects of the job these women did, but to me that is rather the point - these fiercely intelligent women comprehended calculations that are beyond what many a brain can begin to negotiate. And they had to put up with segregation while doing so. Extraordinary. I‘m so glad our FOTL book club chose this so I had to take from my TBR list!

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melissajayne
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My selections for April 2022 #roll100

PuddleJumper Oo nice mix there! 6mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

Enjoyed it, though at times the writing seemed a little dry. Such important stories so I‘m glad they were told! I did see the movie and I really enjoyed it.

#bookspinbingo - free space
#pop22 - an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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BayouGirl85
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It was very interesting to hear how these ladies worked there way into some amazing professions and their contribution to the space race...mind-blowing. Kathleen Johnson was truly incredible.

February Book 7/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

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bookishnerd
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According to Amazon, I bought this book in 2016. So, I am happy to finally take it off my TBR! And, it was a great read, so that also helps. I love non-fiction about women making advances or being the first to do something. I also love books about space. So, it was an all around good pick for me. I am glad this story was finally told. We watched the movie after and I also thought it was good.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

These stories should have been fascinating & I'm not sure if it is just how the book is written, but it was quite difficult to get through as it was rather dry. At the end I didn't feel that I knew anything really about the different women, very little personality came through on the page. It's a real shame as their stories deserve to be told. I may try watching the film instead. 3⭐

Full review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1760301355

BkClubCare I hadn‘t read the book; the film is great. Definitely shows personality. I would recommend. 10mo
Sharpeipup I thought the same thing about the book. 10mo
AmyK1 I bailed on the book for the same reasons but the movie is excellent. Definitely recommend watching it. 10mo
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CogsOfEncouragement I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. I was able to borrow it from my library and listened while driving. 10mo
OutsmartYourShelf @BkClubCare 👍🏻 I‘ve put it on my list of films to watch in 2022. 10mo
OutsmartYourShelf @Sharpeipup Glad to know it wasn‘t just me. 10mo
OutsmartYourShelf @AmyK1 The film does look good from clips I‘ve seen. 10mo
OutsmartYourShelf @CogsOfEncouragement Maybe a better way to get through it but I can‘t do audiobooks unfortunately due to a hearing issue 🙁 10mo
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Book_Lust
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Digging in to Hidden Figures with my heated blanket and homemade latte!

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Yet again, #two4tuesday on Wednesday 🤦‍♀️Thanks @katy4peas

Hidden Figures🎧 and These Violent Delights 📖

I like that HF is a true story about black women but the sameness of their individual stories makes it a bit tedious to listen to.
TVD has a few gory scenes with a monster, but otherwise it's feeling a bit long winded. I'm barely 25% through it though so my opinion could change.

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Wednesday is a good day! Thanks for playing! 12mo
katy4peas 😊 12mo
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shortsarahrose
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Sidewalk sale days at Newbo/Czech Village of Cedar Rapids and actually nice weather meant there was plenty of reason to do a bit of shopping. A couple books from Next Page Books (the bookseller and I talked about how we had both seen the movie Hidden Figures but not read the book yet), a mug and sticker from Raygun, a couple tops from a consignment store, and a cute bowl from an antique store. April needs to investigate everything new that enters.

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bookseller_cate
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Pickpick

The content was fantastic, but the writing style often got in the way. Long convoluted sentences where several short ones would have been better. Giving it a “pick”, but it only scraped by.

Up next in #spaceracereading is a much more conventional book about the Mercury 7, The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe.

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bookseller_cate
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Made it to Page Two of “Books Read in 2021”! On track for 50 books this year, which I feel is quite respectable, considering my course load. #bulletjournal

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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 48th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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TheSpineView
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mavey Absolutely love it!!💕 1y
RachelAmphlett Loved the film - I should really read the book! 1y
Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻📚👍🏼 1y
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Zoes_Human @RachelAmphlett You really should in this particular case. The movie changes several things, including changes that give a white man credit for work done by black women for themselves. 1y
RachelAmphlett @Zoes_Human omg. I will for sure now. Thank you! 1y
MayJasper Great choice 😊👍 1y
Zoes_Human @RachelAmphlett You‘re welcome! 1y
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hhockenberry
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This Coretta Scott King award winner(biography) is based off of the true story of four black women who helped launch men into space. These women contributed to the great success of NASA by using their wonderful minds. This illustrated book tells the inspiring tale of overcoming gender and racial barriers in a STEM based career. #ucflae3414sp21

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Gissy
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I found fascinated the contribution to these 4 women to science and history, I will like to read more about their lives independently but based on the book, Mary Jackson was a character during that time👍All of them have my admiration. This is a valuable book since it has an extensive list of references to consult all these facts. But I have some problems on how the story was integrated, maybe it was me. 3.85⭐️

Gissy I finished this book yesterday
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#womenMonth
#Goals2021 read nonfiction boon
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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Kshakal
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TheKidUpstairs Yes! ❤💗❤💗 2y
DarkMina Good Choice! 2y
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yvo_about_books
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Starting my current TBR jar pick, which means it's time to draw a new title! There are so many papers that they hardly fit in the jar. 🙈😂

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Smarkies
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Between a pick and a so-so. Read this for #booked2021 #nonfictionsciencewrittenbyawoman prompt.
Had picked up this book when the movie had come out as I wanted to read more deeply into the story of the women. The story starts off with Dorothy Vaughan and her introduction to NACA (before it became NASA). The movie is alot more condensed and "flashy" but the book does give a more gradual view of how things actually settled in at NASA.
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Smarkies I wish that the book had focused more on certain stories instead of trying to perhaps spread itself thin by trying to cover a little too much but all in all it is still an inspiring story of how America did launch itself into space and the women behind it. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 2y
sisilia I just watched this on Netflix. I love the story of strong, smart women from that era 2y
Cinfhen I agree, book wasn‘t as good as film. I had a hard time getting through it 2y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I loved reading about the accomplishments of these important black women in the space race. I felt like it was super wordy and it lost me in a lot of technical talk. But make no mistake: we should absolutely be celebrating these incredible women.

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audraelizabeth
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I loved this one.

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ChasingOm
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I think that this #ScienceSeptember is as good a time as any to FINALLY read this book and watch the movie! 👩🏾‍🏫 🚀 🧮

#IntegrateYourShelf

(Also, I realized that I haven't been tagging folks in prompts forever! If you're not tagged here and want to be each Sunday, please let me know.)

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K.Wielechowski
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Fantastic!
This is the story of not only Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Katherine G. Johnson, it is the story of all Black women who worked as computers for NACA (later renamed NASA) during WWII, the space race, and into the 70s. These incredible women ran calculations for some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century and proved they were just as brilliant, fighting their way from the west pool into engineering positions and beyond.

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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for this #SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz and thank you for the tag @Branwen 😊

1. So many great books to choose from... “Leviathan Wakes”, “Lost Stars”, “Children of Time” “Shoot The Messenger”, but for my favorite, I think I‘ll have to go with the “Saga” series by Brian K. Vaughan. 🚀

2. Tagged! 👩🏾‍🚀

3. Saturn! I love the rings and I think more science fiction should take place there! 🪐

Tagging the out-of-this-world @Meaw_catlady

sharread Doesn't Saturn have a storm on the top or is that Jupiter? 😁 2y
Branwen Awesome picks, my friend! 😀💕📚 2y
ozma.of.oz Hidden Figures is great! I hope you like it! Thanks for posting! 2y
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DaveGreen7777 @sharread oooh, I‘m not sure about Saturn. 🤔 Jupiter has that red spot on its surface with all the storms, I believe! 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Thank you! 😁 2y
DaveGreen7777 @ozma.of.oz Good to know about “Hidden Figures”! Thank you! 😀 2y
Meaw_catlady Saga !!! Lost stars ! 🥰🥰 I believe you sent me shoot the messenger ! I‘ll have to read it soon! Thanks for the tag my friend !! You‘re out of this world amazing ! 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Rachel, it takes an entire universe to contain all your awesomeness! 😸😸😸 2y
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jmtrivera
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If I'm being honest, I found the science behind the story a bit dry, but the women's stories were fascinating. It was amazing to see how despite the segregation of the time, these women didn't just make a place for themselves in developing flight & space travel, but they made names & reputations for themselves-if only in their own offices. Their accomplishments were moving and inspiring. This is a story I'd share w/my daughter in the future.

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jmtrivera
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I finally caught up on posting all my reviews from previous months and now I feel like I need to read faster! There is no winning. 😄

emz711 It's wonderful! 2y
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KVanRead
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So so saddened by the loss of these great leaders.

I cannot recommend John Lewis‘s March Trilogy enough!!! I don‘t read a lot of graphic novels but they blew me away.

Also recommend this incredible story (tagged above) of some of NASA‘s first ‘computers‘ set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Era and its impact.

Also The Color of Love - Gene Cheek‘s painful memoir of a family torn apart by Jim Crow.

#IntegrateYourshelf

KVanRead Also my current read is phenomenal and encompasses this era 2y
ChasingOm I still have not read this yet! I need to. 2y
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KVanRead @ChasingOm I really liked it! A lot more in depth than the film, very thoroughly researched, and gives a lot of context that I‘ve actually been thinking about a lot lately. 2y
sprainedbrain 🙌🏻 2y
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JessicaO
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Hidden Figures is an empowering NF book written by Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrated by Luara Freeman. This book won the Coretta Scott King Award. The true story of 4 black women who worked with NASA is told in this book. These 4 women helped NASA launch men into space, and their extraordinary talents were hidden in the background! You have to read the story of these women to your students because it is so cultural impacting! #ucflae3414su20

JessicaO Teachers can you this book as a LC and IR. Vocabulary is a challenge in this book, so there needs to be UDL and ESOl strategies that accomodate this. My recommendation is UDL 2.1 to clarify vocabulary and symbols. This leads to ESOL strategy #20 which has the teacher list the words or phrases used in the book prior to the reading. 2y
JessicaO Here is a link to great resources provided by Scholastic to help you integrate this book into your classroom! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/christy-crawford/2017/Fast-and-Fu... 2y
DrSpalding Some of your peers have highlighted this book as well. NASA has some helpful resources in addition to Scholastic which of course is a high-quality resource. Your universal design and English learner strategies work nicely with the higher level, scientific vocabulary incorporated in this book. 2y
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jmtrivera
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A 2-for-1, now that I've finally figured out what day it is! Here's my #JulyTBR which includes the tagged book. I'm the last person left on Earth who hasn't read about these women who kept our space program #FlyingHigh, but I'm excited to dig into it!
#FlyHighJuly @Eggs

Eggs Great double play 👏🏻👏🏻🥳📚 2y
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shanaymayer
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“Their goal wasn‘t to stand out because of their differences; it was to fit in because of their talent.” A total pick and a wonderful gift to the world to hear the story of these women‘s lives — their struggle against racism and sexism, and their incredibly important contribution to engineering and space travel.

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Cosmos_Moon
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Very good. I found a little hard to follow the different characters throughout, but may be a result of slightly distracted audio booking. Amazing and inspirational women!

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Cosmos_Moon
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Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures.

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AsYouWish
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NASA Had No White Saviors (No one to stand up for the rights of the women)

What do you think was the worst law during the Civil Rights Movement? (Opinion)

What is your favorite movie/book/tv show about (or that takes place during) the Civil Rights Movement? (Photo)

What do you think is the biggest difference between the book and the movie?

COME JOIN!! Next week we start Sherlock Holmes. I am super excited for you to see the challenges!

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ElizaMarie
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Before looking this up, I am going to say people who fight for the freedom of others

So I am not super religious - grew up Catholic so I do find comfort in it at times- but I have a huge fondness and respect for Pope John Paul II

Basic treating people with respect would have come a long way. These women were brilliant! Just basic distance would have gone a long way!

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)

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ElizaMarie
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(YouTube TV)

I‘m excited I had wanted to see this one for a while now :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl , @jb72 , @AsYouWish

AkashaVampie We are watching 2nd to the last episode of Good Omens 2y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie I love Good Omens :) 2y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie We just got Amazon Prime to try. So we are trying to watch 1 episode a day. It is really good and love the funny parts! 2y
jb72 Good Omens was so funny. I finished it in two days. 2y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie @jb72 I'm gunna have to add that book to my tbr 2y
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ElizaMarie
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I was a Brownie.

Tough question: When I am home I help my husband when he does the “Food not Bombs“ or “NoBorderWall“ type of activities. We give away gently used clothes, the group makes food for people and my husband helps change break lights.

Another toughie. I am not bright enough to be a computer like these women were. Maybe I would have been a nurse. Seems like I have a knack for it.

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)

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AkashaVampie
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Everyone is asleep so I can actually listen to my book tonight!!! Yay! And.... #FillAprilWithFunny

jb72 Yay! 2y
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AkashaVampie
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Come join our book to movie/show group to add more entertainment to your life. Everyone is welcome! The tagged book is the book of the month.

https://novel-watching-crew.mn.co/

#novelwatchingcrew
#nwc

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ElizaMarie
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I think I would love love to work for NASA. I mean who didn't want to be an astronaut growing up?

So, my first degree/career was Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. I loved math and loved how it was always so concrete. Then switched to more a Science field (Nursing)

I think the ladies had to deal with so much more because of their race than their gender (even though they were in the minority on both fronts).

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)

AkashaVampie That is something I didn't know about u. How come u switched to nursing? 2y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie My father got very very ill. I came back to my home town to help take care and well be here for him. I couldn't find a decent job in my field so I became a paramedic then nurse. (I had never wanted to be a nurse, but the way the paramedics helped handle things when we called them made me go into that line of work. It was supposed to be temporary but I ended up loving it). 2y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie that is amazing!!! quick question... how many chapters are in this book? i dont have it yet and i need to update the group! 2y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie 23? I googled it. I had borrowed it from Libby and already turned it in so... I am not sure sure. 2y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie ok thanks sweetie!!! 2y
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AsYouWish
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Week One
At the height of World War II, President Roosevelt signed executive orders prohibiting racial discrimination in the National Defense Industry.  Dorothy Vaughan was among the first group of African-Americans to be hired as mathematicians and scientists.

*Questions are in the comments*

Come Join in on all the fun of #NovelWatchingCrew

AsYouWish -Would you want to work at NASA? What job would you want? (Question)
-Are you a math or science person? Or do/did you favor a different subject? (Opinion)
-What do you think of the ladies and what they had to deal with at NASA? (Opinion)
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arlenefinnigan
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Today's daily deal from Audible UK, I loved this when I read it in print.

Ms_T @Birdsong28 Thanks, I‘ll have a look 😘 2y
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. Never heard of it, will have to check it out. 😊👍 2y
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ElizaMarie
Pickpick

So. This was the book for April‘s #NovelWatchingCrew book club pick. Libby decided I should get this early.

I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. It had a lot of history in it (not my usual thing) but just so much that I didn‘t know. And these women, they were smart, determined, amazing and yet still treated poorly because of race 😞

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ElizaMarie
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jb72 Great job! 3y
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ElizaMarie
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Okay another cheat but hey... my rules my bingo. I didn‘t visit where this NASA history took place.. driving past where some of these women are from .. but visited Houston NASA (I‘m counting it) #cheatermccheaterson #bookishbingo #MarchBingo #Challenge

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl , @jb72

jb72 I‘d count it too! 3y
ElizaMarie @jb72 yes!!!! 3y
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KarliCrean
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This book is a B about four African American women mathematicians and the work they did at NASA from 1940s to the 1960s. This book would be good for a PA and has also won the Coretta Scott King Award!! http://www.judynewmanatscholastic.com/blog/2020/01/clasroom-activity-hidden-figu... the UDL principal 2.3 support decoding of Text and EL 43 have students underline key words or important facts in written assignment

KarliCrean Goes with the activities in the website because the worksheets contains facts about the four women and will help the students remember what the text was about! #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding Judy Newman at scholastic is a phenomenal resource! Fabulous website resource to include. This would be an excellent addition to your social studies instruction and of course because of the content regarding NASA, science curriculum as well. 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Enjoying this while I hunt for iron nuggets and enjoy my flowers 🌺

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl , @jb72

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ElizaMarie
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Libby decided it was time to read this one about 2 days ago (I had started it but had a couple other audiobooks working at the same time) ... So far... I‘m really enjoying how amazing these women are!!!

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl , @jb72

jb72 I‘ve heard good things about that book. 3y
ElizaMarie @jb72 so I am about 58% through it so far. Its super interesting. I am really enjoying it. I know when you get to it you will love it! 3y
jb72 @ElizaMarie Thanks for the rec! I love reading about women who overcome obstacles and stand their ground. 3y
ElizaMarie @jb72 I had been interested but... I probably wouldn't have picked it up if it weren't for it being our April #NWC book. (Just would have been pushed down in the list of books I plan on reading) 3y
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KrystalClarity
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This book was phenomenal. I learned so much about American history (particularly between the start of America‘s involvement in WWII and the end of the Space Race) through the perspectives of the African American women who worked so hard and broke so many barriers to help make history. Though Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn are no longer with us, I hope that girls of all backgrounds will look to their stories and be inspired.