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by Jessica McBirney

2017

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Women of Hidden Figures" by Jessica McBirney.

In “The Women of Hidden Figures,” Jessica McBirney describes three famous African American women who performed crucial work at NASA during the Space Race.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Men & Women, Prejudice & Discrimination, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define the roles of men and women?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: