This book brings to life the stories of dorothy vaughan, and the movement for gender equality, the Cold War, the Space Race, who lived through the Civil Rights era, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, Mary Jackson, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country. The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestsellerThis edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers.
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition #ad - . Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.
Forest WorldAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - From young people’s poet laureate and award-winning author margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba for the first time—and meets a sister he didn’t know he had. Edver isn’t happy about being shipped off to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows.
Edver has fought plenty of villains in video games. Why would he want to visit a place that no one in miami ever mentions without a sigh? Yet now that travel laws have changed and it’s a lot easier for divided families to be reunited, his mom thinks it's time for some father-son bonding. Looking for anything they might have in common, they sneak onto the internet—and accidentally catch the interest of a dangerous wildlife poacher.
Forest World #ad - Edver doesn’t know what this summer has in store, but he’s definitely expecting to meet a sister he didn’t know existed! Luza is a year older and excited to see her little brother, until she realizes how different their lives have been. Now, to save the cuban jungle they love, he and Luza are going to have to find a way to conquer a real villain!
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Young Readers EditionLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. Malala yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
And on october 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. So she fought for her right to be educated.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Young Readers Edition #ad - In this young readers edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. This is my story. The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
I am Malala. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market.
Hidden FiguresHarperCollins #ad - In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, known as "colored computers, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, " and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. Finally, the extraordinary lives of four african american women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers, " proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018.
Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars. ". They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. Based on the new york times bestselling book and the academy award–nominated movie, katherine johnson, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good.
Hidden Figures #ad - They persisted. But they worked hard. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. And they used their genius minds to change the world.
Dara Palmer's Major DramaSourcebooks Young Readers #ad - It can't be because she's not the best. She was born to be a famous movie star. Dara's larger-than-life personality and true-to-life middle grade issues command center stage until the curtain falls. School library journal, starred ReviewDara Palmer is destined to be a star, and she's writing herself the role of a lifetime.
Dara longs for stardom—but when she isn't cast in her middle school's production of The Sound of Music, she get suspicious. Then she'll have to be the star. Praise for dream on, amber: a booklist 2015 top 10 first Novels for YouthA Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 "This novel is a charmer. While its humor and illustrations lend it Wimpy Kid appeal, its emotional depth makes it stand out from the pack.
Dara Palmer's Major Drama #ad - Booklist starred review "A gutsy girl in a laugh-out-loud book that navigates tough issues with finesse. Kirkus starred review"Amber's effervescent and opinionated narration captivates from the start. Publishers weekly starred review"by turns playful and poignant, in both style and substance, this coming-of-age novel will hook readers from the first page to the last.
School library Journal Starred review. It must because she's adopted from Cambodia and doesn't look like a typical fraulein. That's German for girl.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers EditionDial Books #ad - Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. Now a netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.
There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition #ad - When a terrible drought struck william Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space RaceWilliam Morrow #ad - It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future. . The #1 new york times bestsellerthe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.
Suddenly, moving to hampton, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, Virginia and the fascinating, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
Starting in world war ii and moving through to the cold war, mary jackson, the civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race #ad - Henson, kirsten dunst, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner. Before john glenn orbited the earth, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, and astronauts, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, into space.
Even as virginia’s jim crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.
Originally relegated to teaching math in the south’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff.
Lucky Broken GirlNancy Paulsen Books #ad - Just when she’s finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English—and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood’s hopscotch queen—a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined her to her bed for a long recovery. As ruthie’s world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger and she comes to understand how fragile life is, neighbors, and how friends, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times.
Ruthie mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro’s Cuba to New York City. Winner of the 2018 pura belpre Award!“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds. Sandra cisneros, author of the house on mango street in this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed.
Lucky Broken Girl #ad - Ruthie’s plight will intrigue readers, and poignancy, full of color, light, and her powerful story of strength and resilience, will stay with them for a long time.
Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II Young Readers EditionLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Through dazzling research and countless interviews with the surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings their story to life with zeal, grace, and passion. In the tradition of hidden figures and the girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.
More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II, recruited by the U. S. Army and Navy. Abridged and adapted for a middle grade audience, Code Girls brings this important story to young readers for the first time, service, showcasing this vital story of American courage, and scientific accomplishment.
Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II Young Readers Edition #ad - But due to the top secret nature of their accomplishments, these women have never been able to talk about their story--until now. Through their work, the "code girls" helped save countless lives and were vital in ending the war. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to the nation's capital to learn the top secret art of code breaking.
Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader GinsburgHarperCollins #ad - The new york times bestselling biography notorious RBG—whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name—is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers’ edition. Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon to millions. And now, comes an accessible biography of this fierce woman, perfect for a younger generation, detailing her searing dissents and powerful jurisprudence.
Pioneer. Trailblazer. Her tireless fight for equality and women’s rights has inspired not only great strides in the workforce but has impacted the law of the land. This entertaining and insightful young readers’ edition mixes pop culture, humor, and expert analysis for a remarkable account of the indomitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Heroine.
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine JohnsonAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. A kirkus reviews best middle grade Book of 2019 “This rich volume is a national treasure. Kirkus reviews starred review “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.
School library journal starred review The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. As an african american and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges.
Now in reaching for the moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere. Katherine johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand.
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson #ad - She worked on many of nasa’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you. In the early 1950s, katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA.