We’re all about math this month for #littlelitbookseries.
“Margaret Hamilton loved to solve problems. She came up with ideas no one had ever thought of before.”
Margaret’s childhood affinity for math and her innovative and inquisitive nature led her to deeper studies in algebra, geometry and calculus as she got older. She became involved in the nascent field of computer science, learned to code, coined the term “software engineering” and started working at NASA. She eventually became the director of software programming for the Apollo project and perhaps one of her most well-known contributions was helping to land astronauts safely on the moon in Apollo 11. Margaret Hamilton not only had a brilliant mind, but was a pioneer on so many levels. Her story is told in the enjoyable, engaging and inspiring Margaret and the Moon. We absolutely loved reading it and are great fans of Lucy Knisley’s art.
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing was written by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Lucy Knisley and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers.