Margaret and the Moon

Dean Robbins

“Margaret and the Moon” by Dean Robbins is an inspiring book about the life of Margaret Hamilton, a software engineer who created the on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. The book takes the readers on a journey through Margaret’s childhood fascination with the stars and her passion for mathematics. Despite being a girl in a male-dominated field, Margaret broke barriers and became the first person to use the term “software engineering.” Her contributions to the historic Apollo missions helped humans reach the moon. Through her story, readers are encouraged to follow their passions, work hard, and dream big. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in STEM and the history of space exploration.