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The Woman in the Moon

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Margaret Hamilton's life - so much so that I found myself sharing parts of her story (and what I learned) with my partner, which is quite unusual. The science was explained in a manner to make it easily understood. Margaret's rise as a female in a very male-dominated field and time period was handled quite well -- it is clear to see how Margaret was a trailblazer in her field and persevered despite all of the challenges that stood in her way.

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Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. This was a great read about Margaret Hamilton and how she helped the first astronauts get to the moon. This would be a great read for kids wanting to learn about astronauts and space; learning about what it took to put men on the moon. Also the impressive size of the computers back then.

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I learned so much from this book!
I had heard of Margaret Hamilton and how she had helped with computers and Apollo 11 but I didn't know everything.
This is a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about an important influence in the women of STEM.

Thank you NetGalley for this ARC!

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Margaret Hamilton is one of the greatest pioneers of computer software engineering. It was a delight to learn more about her in this middle grade biography.

From her high school job as a manager of a copper mine open to tourists, to her work with Edward Lorenz developing the butterfly effect, to her code on the Apollo on board computer that helped achieve the first Moon landing, Margaret was diligent, pragmatic, and philosophically in her work.

Amazing and engaging story of a very important woman in STEM. Numerous photos add to the story.

Will recommend for acquisition for elementary and middle school libraries. If the cover was changed, it could be appealing to high school students as well.


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