Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Powerful true story of African American women at NASA.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 9+

Excellent Book About Early Space Race; Great STEM, Civil Rigjts, and Women’s History Content

I bought this for my son (10) and ultimately to donate to our school library but my 8 year old daughter picked it up. We watched the movie together (also recommended) and she is a strong reader so I let her read it. This is an excellent, well researched upper elementary and middle grade nonfiction title. Note that while the content is fine for an 8 year old the reading level is quite high (1130 Lexile) with a lot of challenging scientific terms. We also had some good discussions about the fight for civil rights and segregation. .

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love math, science, and civil rights history

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