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Margaret and the Moon Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-27 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0399551859
LANGUAGE:English

"Read this book to a group of 6-9 year olds before an Hour of Code session. It was a bit slow for most of the group, but kids who had an interest in math were really into it. One boy asked if he could borrow it from the library as soon as I finished reading it.

The whole group was really interested to see the photographs of Margaret Hamilton in the back of the book.

I personally really loved the story and would recommend it for helping kids understand the importance of math or how coding works. Also just a great story with a real-life strong female role model for children to learn from.
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"I really adore this story about Margaret Hamilton. This is a really great book to boost girls' interest in STEM and computers. The pictures illustrate math and programming in fun and interesting ways, and definitely capture Margaret as actively participating in these subjects. I especially appreciate the picture where all of the men are looking at Margaret for the answers - which of course she has! Unfortunately, the story does get a little sluggish in the middle, and kids might get a little bored due to the length. This would be good for the older child showing interest in STEM. " said.

"Margaret has many questions. She loves to learn and wonders why there weren't more girls in science. Margaret decides to study hard especially math & science and fascinated with sky and space. Robbins tells Margaret's story with lots of enthusiasm and I especially LOVE the following page "And then she discovered computers!" accompanied by zigzags, exclamation, and bright colors. Margaret determines to find out how to get people to the moon. Exciting book about an important woman in history in STEM." said.

"I'd seen the picture before of Ms. Hamilton and her tower of code, but never really learned anything else about her.
I wanted to love this picture book - it was just so..... short? It's written for early-ish readers, and thus has less content than most other picture-book bios we've been getting recently. So I felt a little cheated on this one.

That said, it's still an interesting read about an interesting woman and her remarkable contributions not just to NASA, but to the computer science field as a whole!
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" The joy of seeing women being introduced to children as being able to accomplish what they dream of using their minds. A very well done story of a young girl able to be interested and good at art, science and math and to succeed in what was designated as a man's world. How many of us dreamed of being involved in the space program? At the time I don't remember seeing a woman in the flight control room. I also enjoyed reading the short article that was mentioned in the bibliography from Wired magazine. " said.

"One of many recent coding and STEM biographies focused on encouraging girls and women into those fields of study and work, this book is a glad welcome. Great illustrations by comic artist Lucy Knisley, written by Dean Robbins. Thank you both! Thanks for including actual NASA photos inside the back cover. I will recommend this to my elementary school librarian. Loved how Margaret Hamilton thought out all possible problems and contingencies that may happen in the Apollo missions. I am a fan of reading and thinking and problem solving pictures and illustrations, so I can share them with students when reading them aloud, and this book has several, thanks Lucy!" said.

"Margaret Hamilton has been one of my favorite scientists for a couple of years - ever since I first saw a photo of her, grinning, standing next to the towering stack of papers that contained her computer code for the Apollo mission. It made me so angry: "why am I learning about this from a tumblr post in my 20s??? Why did my teachers never teach me about this???? I might have liked science if I knew there were girls in it!" So, ugh. When I saw this book announced a few months before its release I hit preorder so hard I got thumb whiplash, and it did NOT disappoint. Lucy Knisley's illustrations are clear and warm, and the text is a nice combination of inviting, yarn-spinning, and informative. It's just a really, really nice book about a woman I admire: a balm for the soul, in other words! Go get it!" said.

" Margaret Hamilton was the first scientist to call herself a software engineer. Her important contributions to space travel, especially the Apollo 11 mission, are recounted for the youngest readers in this engaging picture book biography. Short declarative sentences and bright, simple illustrations give readers a picture of girl who was always curious to know more about her world, and was determined to find out the answers herself. From MIT to NASA to software companies, Hamilton forged her own way. This is an important person for kids to know about, especially kids who are interested in space travel. Back matter includes biographical information, a bibliography and additional sources. Back endpapers show black and white photograph of Hamilton.

For ages 5-9. This would be a great read-aloud for kindergarten and first grade classes.
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