I love reading the book and then watching the movie! So, when Hidden Figures popped up on as a free (and available) audiobook, I quickly hit download.
Hidden Figures Amazon Description
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
I listened to the majority of this book while on a recent trip to Minnesota driving around in my rental car as well as on my long weekend run. Like The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules I listened to this book at 1.25x speed. The narrator didn’t speak too fast and while running it helped keep me going a slow pace.
Hidden Figures follows the story of four African American women who made tremendous contributions to NASA. The book was fascinating and eye-opening to segregation at NASA during and after World War II. I loved the some push-back the women gave, like stealing the segregation signs in the lunchroom. #girlpower Being a bit of a science/math/data nerd myself, I really enjoyed it! I can’t wait to see the movie!