Many of us enjoyed the 2016 movie Hidden Figures about African American female mathematicians working at NASA, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. Did you know that the author, along with Winifred Conkling, has adapted the story for children ages 4-8? Both the text and illustrations by Laura Freeman are forthright and inspiring—a perfect springboard for family discussions about race relations in the U.S. and careers in science and technology.

For more ideas linking movies, math, and science to reading, please revisit my literacy tips for July 2016 (#6), July 2016 (#8), and December 2016 (#15).