Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition Audiobook, by Margot Lee Shetterly Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062668585

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The uplifting, amazing true story--a New York Times bestseller!

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

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  • “Shetterly’s highly recommended work offers up a crucial history that had previously and unforgivably been lost.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “This is an incredibly powerful and complex story, and Shetterly has it down cold…Her well-documented research is immense, and her narrative compels on every level.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “Exploring the intimate relationships among blackness, womanhood, and twentieth-century American technological development.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Their story is inspiring and enlightening.”

    - Kirkus Reviews


  • A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Children's Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month
  • Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children

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About the Author

Margot Lee Shetterly is a writer who grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in her book Hidden Figures. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and the recipient of a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant for her research on women in computing.

About the Narrator

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.