MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience. Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Join us online for Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10-17). Friends and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?
Hidden Figures: Young Reader’s Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Sunday, September 19 at 5:30 pm ET (New York)
Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.
This is an online-only event; all registrants will be participating remotely. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.