YouthREAD allows young readers the opportunity to explore themes similar to those found in the CommunityREAD selections. We also have special programs for children and teens.
YouthREAD titles selected as companions to Hidden Figures are as follows:
Pre-K – Grade 2
Hello, Star by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
When a young girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keep it company until the light goes out. Every night the girl reassures her friend that she is still there. As the years pass, the girl learns everything she can about planets, space, and the universe, inspired by her dimming friend—until she realizes she needs to do something more. This touching tribute to stars, space, and science celebrates how a small act of compassion can flourish into a life full of meaning and wonder.
Grades 3 - 5
Hidden Figures (Picture Book Version) by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling Illustrated by Laura Freeman
In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.
Bonus Book for Grades K - 5
Eclipse by Andy Rash
Grades: 6 - 8
Hidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
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.
Grades 9 - 12
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures is the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space—a powerful, revelatory history essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America. The basis for the smash Academy Award-nominated film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.