Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition)

Margot Lee Shetterly

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific novel. It is geared toward young teens ages 13-14 and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • Beyond the Passage and Inside Scoop boxes
  • 9 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 54 pages
  • Publication Date: February 2022 

How does the Boomerang fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

About the book
This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 

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. – Amazon

About the Young Readers Edition
According to the publisher, the main differences between the Young Readers Edition and the standard edition include:

  • STEM content is tailored to a younger audience. 
  • Historical context of events is told in a more linear fashion to aid comprehension without the need for prior knowledge. 
  • Plot is pared down to focus on the lives of the four women and their contributions to science. 

Purchase the Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition) novel here (Amazon affiliate link).

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