"Hidden Figures" named 2018 "One Book, One Siouxland" piece

"Hidden Figures" named 2018 "One Book, One Siouxland" piece

It's a book that became a major motion picture last year and now it's the focus of this year's "One Book, One Siouxland" program.

"Hidden Figures" tells the story of the black women who helped get some of NASA's most iconic programs off the ground and into space.

The "One Book, One Siouxland" program brings the community together for a shared reading experience.

"The purpose of "One Book, One Siouxland" is to bring the community together around the shared experience of one great book. Our goal every year through community partnerships and group planning is to put together a series of fun and educational events that expand the reading experience," said one of the events organizers.

As part of this year's reading program, a current female NASA scientist will speak at Western Iowa Tech next month.

For a full list of events for this year's program:

Thursday, April 5 at 10:30 AM: A morning with Ruth Jones, Ph.D. from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center at WITCC.

Friday, April 6 at 7:00 PM: A night of live storytelling with ODE that passes the mic to the trailblazers, change-makers, and underdogs of Siouxland at The Marquee.

Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 PM: Hear from Siouxland women who have shattered the glass ceiling in a variety of fields once dominated by men at Morningside College.

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