This woman, Katherine Johnson, now 98 years old, served as a "human computer" for NASA. She, along with other woman, made all of the calculations necessary for these successful flights. Can you just imagine the pressure and responsibility? And, this at a time when many were marching in the streets to get equal rights.
Have you ever heard of these women? Well, many, many decades later, a movie about them is ready to premiere. It's called Hidden Figures and the movie is based on the book by Margot Shetterly. The good news? There's a "Young Readers" version of the book!
You might want to "hire" (or barter for privileges/freedom) your older kids to read the books to the younger ones. Whatever it takes to get the family engaged will likely make the effort more fun.
If you find books that were helpful to your kids, let me know so I can pass them along. I get the "best stuff" from "my parents!