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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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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

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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 🍿 2w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Yes ma‘am! 😀 2w
Cinfhen Ha!! You‘ll thank me later 😉 2w
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squirrelbrain Yes, I agree @Cinfhen - the book was rather dry. (Haven‘t seen the movie!) 2w
arlenefinnigan Deffo want to read and watch #stacked 2w
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain Thanks for the heads up!😀 2w
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I‘d not heard of the book till the movie came out. 2w
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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! 3w
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Loric
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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. 2mo
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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! 2mo
gabbymartin #UCFLAE3414SU19 🍎 (edited) 2mo
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. 2mo
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. 2mo
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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! 🍿🤓😉 2mo
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. 2mo
squirrelbrain I also felt that this was rather dry - such a shame as it could have been so interesting.... 2mo
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brit91 Cute dog!😍😍 2mo
Andrew65 Great picture, and well done on finishing the book. 👏👏👏 2mo
LogiKitty Felt the same way! 2mo
nelehelen @tpixie i love the intention and story, but was just too dry.. and i usually love non-fiction! Haha 2mo
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. 2mo
nelehelen @brit91 thank you!!! 2mo
nelehelen @Andrew65 thank you! Hoping to finish at least one more haha 2mo
tpixie @nelehelen I may do the audiobook maybe that‘ll help. And cute puppy!! My nieces dog has its own Instagram page reesesthedoxie 2mo
Capture Books Have you read Mister B: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist? 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve heard that comment about this author‘s writing style a few times. Good job pushing through! 📚♥️👊🏻 2mo
Cinfhen I read book and saw the movie and I thought in this case #FilmWasBetter 🙊 2mo
nelehelen @tpixie thank you!! Haha i gave my dog his own instagram too. I could not help it. 🤣 2mo
nelehelen @Capture Books no i haven‘t! Do you recommend?? 2mo
nelehelen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen im planning on watching the movie today so at least i know it‘ll be better than the book! 🤣 2mo
tpixie @nelehelen good! 🐶🐶🐶 2mo
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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. 😊 2mo
jb72 That‘s an awesome start! 🎈 2mo
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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 4mo
gossamerchild @lesliemarie I have not. I'm hoping I enjoy it more than the book 😁 4mo
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gossamerchild
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My #readingbuddy for the morning 🥰😍

#catsoflitsy #huxleythecat

robinb ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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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 5mo
LittleBug @Deifio I made it through by reading it in steps, with other books in between... :) 5mo
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DarcysMom
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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. 5mo
DarcysMom @Suet624 I am really enjoying it! 5mo
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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 6mo
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 6mo
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! 6mo
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.math.scholastic.com/issues/2016-17/011617/moon-math.html 6mo
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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 ❤️ 6mo
4thhouseontheleft The color looks great on you! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great colour! Looks good. 💋 6mo
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BibliOphelia Happy Birthday, and that color does look great on you!! 6mo
hermyknee So pretty!!! Happy birthday! 6mo
Tamra I like it! 6mo
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. 6mo
Susanita It‘s very flattering. 6mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Crazeedi I like the shade, well done on the application too, lips look divine! Hope your birthday was fantastic!! 6mo
sprainedbrain Great color with your hair color! 6mo
kspenmoll I think that shade is perfect for you! Esp with your eyes & hair color. Looking lovely on your birthday! Enjoy! 🙌🏻🎂🎉 (edited) 6mo
CouronneDhiver Red lipstick is good on almost everyone... so pretty! 6mo
mrsmarch @CouronneDhiver That‘s what I keep hearing! I never believed it tho. 6mo
Meaw_catlady Great color! Love it! ❤️ I sent something to your email hopefully I got the right email. 6mo
Susannah What a wonderful color! I love your glasses, too. 6mo
mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady Oh no! No email that I see! Rmtizz @ Gmail? 6mo
Meaw_catlady It might be in your spam? It‘s from GiftNow? 6mo
mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady I checked spam! OMG thank you! 6mo
Meaw_catlady You‘re welcome lovely! ❤️ it‘s one of my all time favorite books 👏 6mo
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mrsmarch
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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! 6mo
Susanita Poor puppy! I hope she‘s okay. 6mo
Tamra 😢 6mo
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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. 6mo
Bklover Oh no- I hope she‘s ok! Keep us posted. Hugs and love to all❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
OnePageAtATime I hope she is ok! Sending good thoughts! 6mo
Beatlefan129 Oh no! Hope your pup is ok! 6mo
BookNAround I hope she‘s fine! Poor baby! 6mo
DGRachel Oh no! I hope everything ends up okay! 6mo
MaureenMc 💗 6mo
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. 6mo
sprainedbrain Oh my goodness. I hope she‘s ok. ❤️ 6mo
JessClark78 I hope she‘s okay. ❤️❤️ 6mo
Bklover You poor thing! You‘re probably a wreck worrying about her! ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
TheLibrarian Awww poor pup. I hope everything will be ok. ❤️ 6mo
BibliOphelia Oh no! Poor derp! We‘re nursing a pup here too. Sending healing vibes! 6mo
CouronneDhiver 😢😢😢😢 6mo
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. 6mo
sprainedbrain @mrsmarch that‘s great news!!! 6mo
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! 6mo
BibliOphelia That‘s great news. Furbabies can be just as much worry as skinbabies! 6mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so happy to hear that! 🤗 6mo
Bklover Oh I am SO happy to hear this! I am so relieved for all of you! 😁❤️ 6mo
Crazeedi Oh no, I hope nothing bad happened inside her, sweet puppy!! 6mo
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!! 6mo
kspenmoll So happy she is ok! 6mo
Crazeedi @mrsmarch that is so good to hear! Yay!!! 6mo
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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. 6mo
vkois88 *hugs* 6mo
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REPollock
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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.

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mrsmarch
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#friyayintro

1. Attending the charter meeting of the state‘s new NSDU chapter
2. I don‘t know. I‘ve been really depressed lately and having trouble thinking of myself as lucky.
3. Done!
4. For Informal Irish History Week, I honor the forgotten women of Ireland‘s Magdalene laundries, who had so much taken from them.
5. 🍀🍀🍀🍀

DebbieGrillo Depression sucks! When it has me unable to appreciate the good things in life, I try to answer things like this the way someone close to me would be happy with. I know that sounds super fake but it sometimes gives me perspective. Hold on tight dear and wait for the upswing. Life sucks hard AND is wonderfully amazing. Too bad it can't always be the latter, but the good times WILL roll back around again! 6mo
mrsmarch @DebbieGrillo 💚🍀💚 6mo
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#MarchIntothe70s Margot Shetterly shares the remarkable story of three women with a #LustForLife who were the unsung #Heroes of the USA space program. Facing Jim Crow laws, segregation and women‘s equality Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into space. FYI: movie was better than the book 🙄😜😬Images from Google

Lizpixie Nice choice my fellow flowerchild🌼 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks my lovely green eyed pixie @Lizpixie 😘 6mo
writerlibrarian 😁😁👍🏻 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Ah, ok, I‘ll just jump straight to the movies 🍿 6mo
Cinfhen Wise decision @erzascarletbookgasm 😁 6mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve got the picture book in my scholastic cart. 6mo
Cinfhen What are the suggested ages for that edition @Reviewsbylola ??? 6mo
Reviewsbylola 4-8 years! 6mo
Cinfhen That should be interesting!!! 6mo
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mrsmarch
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I just realized I actually managed an #audiowalk this morning! Took pup out on a sunny and warmish turn around the neighborhood with my headphones in.

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mrsmarch
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#literaryluck #InternationalWomensDay #HiddenFigures Wine ?? by the fireplace with my girls...clockwise, Olimpia Maidalchini; Françoise Athénaïs, the Marquise de Montespan; Artemisia Gentileschi; Agatha Christie; Cleopatra VII; Rosalind Franklin; Odetta Holmes; Hedy Lamar; and a rotating seat of honor for whichever of my female ancestors I can conjure from the looking glass.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🙌🏻❤️🙌🏻 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💪🏻❤️ 7mo
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squirrelbrain
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This was only just a pick for me. Fabulous women with what could have been amazing stories, but it was just so dry, almost like a textbook.

Still, it counts as #Virginia for #ReadingUSA2019, and it‘s another one off the TBR mountain!

RachelO Sorry it‘s not a resounding pick - it‘s been on my kindle for months! One day... 7mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I wouldn‘t rush @RachelO ! Probably better to dip in and out of whilst reading something else... 7mo
RachelO @squirrelbrain I‘m quite good at that! 📚📚📚 But thanks, I‘ll make sure to combine it with easy reads. 7mo
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TrishB It is very dry! 7mo
Librarybelle I‘ve seen mixed reviews on this. Interesting topic, and one that is so important, but I‘ll keep this mind when I want to read something with a drier narrative. 7mo
tracey38 I haven't read the book but did really enjoy the movie. 7mo
NatalieR Well, good book for the challenge at least. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
REPollock I agree. The subject matter is great but the telling didn‘t grab me like I hoped. 6mo
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Panpan

This story had so much potential.. but the writing style was just. So. Dull. It was like a textbook. I want to read book like this and imagine what these ladies were like.. I want to hear their voices and their thoughts, but this was just a fact by fact run down. There wasn‘t really any story flow, no conflict or resolution. #readingwomenchallenge #womaninscience #readharderchallenge #aocaboutspace

LoverofLit I felt similarly. It was very dry reading. 7mo
CouronneDhiver Watch the movie - it was great! 7mo
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Newest Audio listen. Its another book that will count for both the #readingwomenchallenge and #readharderchallenge. But I‘m 3 hours in (chapter 8) and it‘s just “meh”. It‘s a fascinating thing that happened, and the author has brought up some really interesting points about race in America in the 1940s.. but.. I sort of feel like I‘m just reading a college essay or something.. Does it get better?

Cosyreader I found the same thing but I read a physical copy so it was easier to skim read some parts 7mo
bewareofwords Yes, it keeps that dull, formal tone the entire way through. But I agree that it‘s a wonderful story—they accomplished such amazing things—so I did end up finishing it anyways. 😊 7mo
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I had the opportunity to see Margot Lee Shetterly speak at Lipscomb University.

Butterfinger How awesome!! 7mo
ProfReader @Butterfinger I was so excited, and she was great!!! 7mo
wordzie Super 😎 6mo
ProfReader @wordzie I loved her lecture!!!! 6mo
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faelinwolf
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Woot! Look at the goodies I got for #BlitsyHistoryMonth! ❤❤❤ Thank you, @Butterfinger for the package. I can't wait to dive in! 😊😊😊

@Chelleo #BHM

Chelleo That journal cover is gorgeous! Great selection of books too! Happy #blitsyhistorymonth! 7mo
riversong153 This is wonderful! 7mo
Butterfinger You are welcome. I have been so nervous that you wouldn't like it. I saw your reviews on comics which is why I got Black Panther. 7mo
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Thank you @AmyG for my #blitsy package. You put so much thought and effort into it. I showed off my bag to everyone. Thank you @Chelleo for organizing.

AmyG I am happy you like everything. I so enjoyed shopping for you. 😘 7mo
Chelleo Great set of goodies! Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 7mo
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The only thing that's saving this from a pan is that the history itself is so remarkable and important to tell that I need to give the author credit for bringing it to light. Otherwise, the writing is bland, boring, repetitive, and hokey. I wish she'd tackled this story with a bit more writing experience.

#readingwomenchallenge #bookfeaturingawomaninscience @thereadingwomen #readharder #bookbyanaocsetinoraboutspace @bookriot #pop19 #ownvoicesbook

mellissimo I feel the same! I was so excited about this one but the writing actually made this really interesting story boring 😶 7mo
ferskner @mellissimo Exactly! I wondered if this would have made a better long article than a book. 7mo
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mrsmarch
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Oops. I made a #bnbookhaul order. It was almost entirely an accident.

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That-Bookish-Hiker Haha I did the same thing this morning and just got a email from them saying my order was ready to be picked up. 7mo
mrsmarch @That-Bookish-Hiker Just got mine! 7mo
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KAdudu
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Women have made a lot of change in history, especially these African American women. “Hidden Figures” (NF)written by Margot Lee and Illustrated by Laura Freeman is a magnificent book about four black women who played a huge role in the space race. This book would be a great RA and get your students excited to learn about history. #lae3414sp19

KAdudu The UDL principles that fit best with this book include 1.2 &1.3; offer alternatives for auditory information and alternative way for visual information. An EL 13&45; use preview/review activities and use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities. Also, a lesson plan that would be great with this book is https://www.pixton.com/schools/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/hidden-figures 7mo
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bewareofwords
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Another February #tbr finished, and my first completed audiobook of the year. This was a fascinating book. Interestingly, the movie was more engaging and entertaining, but I thought that the book still offered an honest and worthwhile look at some incredible historical figures. I loved seeing the amazing accomplishments of these women during a crucial time for the space race and for the civil rights movement.

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TheKidUpstairs
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Three years ago I was reading Hidden Figures and just starting to really get into this whole Litsy-thing. Thank you to all you wonderful Littens for making this a safe and happy community for the last three years!

#everythingismovingsofast #TimbitTunes
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Crazzy, right???!!!! I‘m starting Year 4 in April #LitsyOG 8mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen time flies when you're having fun! 8mo
Tanisha_A Loved the movie. Haven't read the book yet! 8mo
RadicalReader @TheKidUpstairs I can‘t believe I‘ve been a part of this wonderful and lovely Litsy community for an entire year even recommended this wonderful app to the librarians I have befriended nothing better than giving the gift of an awesome app where you can make fellow bookworm besties and tremendously terrific to be read stacks 8mo
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janeycanuck
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The buried histories of how black women are actually the ones responsible for some of the most important advances in science and technology are quickly becoming one of the most delightful spots in my bookish wheelhouse.

My fourth book finished for #24in48, helped along by some #audioshovelling this morning.

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Ugh I‘m so sorry, I had to bail and DNF this... I‘m not great at nonfiction, and although I really wanted to get into this book, I couldn‘t. I might go back and try again another time.

rjsthumbelina I remember thinking that the first two thirds were pretty slow 😞 9mo
WhiskeyMistress @rjsthumbelina yes! It was so slow paced and I couldn‘t keep track of the numerous characters... I feel like a quitter tho 😫 9mo
dragondrool The whole book was slow. We read it in our book club and most of us found it to be pretty sloggy. 9mo
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DivineDiana But I hope you see the movie! It‘s inspiring! 💗 9mo
staci.reads I agree. It was obvious it was written by a researcher, not an author. This was one of those rare instances where the movie was better than the book. 7mo
ProfReader Do you think it was the math aspect that made it boring? 7mo
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Panpan

I wanted so badly to love this book. I was really looking forward to it. But I didn‘t like it at all. I wouldn‘t even have finished it if it weren‘t for the #25in5 readathon. It was so dry and boring. It read more like a research paper than a story about the lives of these incredible women, a research paper about math and science at that! 😴

jenniferajanes 😢 This is on my TBR too. That‘s so disappointing. Maybe my experience will be different. 🤞🏻 9mo
BookNerd9906 @jenniferajanes I hope so! But borrow it from the library just in case, that way you can give it back if you hate it ;) 9mo
jenniferajanes @BookNerd9906 Gotcha! 😉 9mo
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Andrew65 Brilliant, well done. 🙌 9mo
Soubhiville Wow, you‘re doing great! 9mo
TheReadingMermaid You go girl!! 💖 9mo
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Pickpick

The book I read isn‘t really the official Hidden Figures book. It is a Scholastic Young Readers‘ edition of the book. I have not read the original, so I can‘t say how they compare. Overall, it was quite fascinating. These women were trailblazers. They overcame obstacles in place to keep women, and especially African-American women, from living the true American Dream. I just love reading about smart women!

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Perfect Saturday morning reading