By Molly Westmoreland, Director, Wilson County Public Library
Wilson Reads 2018 invites the whole community to read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and participate in discussions and programs that focus on themes found in the book.
Hidden Figures is the story of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who worked as engineers and mathematicians at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, starting in the 1940s. Shetterly’s book has spent over 30 weeks on the New York Times’ bestselling nonfiction paperback list, and it was made into a film that was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.
Hosted by the Wilson County Public Library, there will be reading and discussion programs, films, and more to engage the entire community. Wilson Reads is made possible by the generous funding of the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library, with additional funding from the Wilson Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other community partners.
The book is available in a children’s edition, as well as for young adults and adults. The DVD of the film is available, too.
Plan to join Wilson Reads for this county-wide program and planned events for January, February and March. Watch the Wilson County Public Library website at www1.youseemore.com/wilsoncountypl.
And don’t forget to put this book on your Christmas list and tell Santa to bring the children’s edition and picture book, too! Available at local book stores.