The Oscars are Coming! Read the Books behind the Movie!

Hidden Figures     
by Margot Lee Shetterly

An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe           

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Stories of Your Life   
by T. Chiang

Ted Chiang's first published story, "Tower of Babylon," won the Nebula Award in 1990. Subsequent stories have won the Asimov's SF Magazine reader poll, a second Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992. Story for story, he is the most honored young writer in modern SF. Now, collected here for the first time are all seven of this extraordinary writer's stories so far-plus an eighth story written especially for this volume.  The movie Arrival is based on the short story: The Story of Your Life.

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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A Long Way Home
by Saroo Brierley

The movie Lion is based on this biography by Saroo Brierley.It is a miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind. At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Check this book out to see how he reconnects to hi home when he grows up.

Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman

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Posted by LindaD on January 22, 2017