Katherine Goble begins working at Langley during this section, and from the beginning, we see that she is a special worker. After only working for two weeks with Dorothy, she moves to the Flight Research Division. Katherine immediately makes an impact in that division, proving her incredible intellect and insatiable curiosity.

The first person we really get to know is Dorothy Vaughan, an alumna of Wilberforce University—what a cool local connection! I couldn’t believe she was willing and able to leave for Langley at such short notice, even though it was a great opportunity to provide for her children.

Hidden Figures is the story of a group of African American women who overcame numerous obstacles to become integral parts of NASA’s early space missions. These women faced daily prejudice and worked through unfair segregation policies; however, they proved themselves to be some of the brightest mathematical minds of their generation.

This section starts with Tom getting arrested and Lucy getting taken from Isabel to be reunited with her birth mother, Hannah. I think the hardest thing for me was how confused Lucy was through this whole last section.

We can see, right from the beginning, that Isabel is going to want to keep the baby that washed up on the island. Meanwhile Tom, feeling the weight of his responsibilities as a lighthouse keeper, wants to report the baby’s arrival. How do you think it will affect the pair if they follow Isabel’s wishes instead of Tom’s?

The Light Between Oceans is the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live on a remote island in Australia. An unexpected surprise washes up on the island, and the way the two deal with it changes the course of their lives forever.

Did you feel sorry for Jim? Eilis had a responsibility to come back to Tony, but do you think Jim felt blindsided once he realized that Eilis went back home?

Greene County Public Library has almost twenty after-school book clubs for children and teens. We’ve got traditional book discussion groups, groups focused on specific book series, and groups that combine reading with games, crafts, and snacks.

In this section, Eilis falls in love. She’s slowly making a life for herself, enjoying school and her job, and then she meets Tony. What were your first impressions of him?