The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. When I first heard of it, I thought it was just another biography. Not at all! It’s the story of a truly fascinating woman who lived an amazing life. She went on to invent something that helps us daily. Either part of her story would be very interesting, but she has three really different parts to her life that make her story truly amazing. 

I would recommend this book to multiple groups. The WW2 buffs would enjoy it. The readers who like old Hollywood stories would enjoy it. People interested in women’s history would find it interesting, too, especially those interested in scientists. 

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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was written clearly and in a way that children can understand. It tells about a very important time in United States history. It discusses segregation in a factual way that makes it clear while things were difficult for these women. 

I enjoyed the book, but I do think it is written for older children to read to themselves. 

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