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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
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Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.Before John Glenn orbited... show more
Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062363602 (0062363603)
ASIN: 62363603
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures tells the story of the role that women “computers,” particularly female African-American “computers” played in the birth of the aeronautics industry. This is an important story, a story that should have been better known a long time ago, especially considering how important race and ...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
5.0 Hidden Figures
I am so glad that I read this after seeing the movie. I loved the movie, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the lifetime of achievement of the women featured in the movie plus there are more women mentioned in the book whose accomplishments aren't evident in the film. It's an amazing story an...
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
5.0 I have no words. I HAVE NO WORDS!
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly Well, I actually do have words, but I am in such awe of this story. This story that was completely unknown to me...a woman of science. I am so inspired ...
Reading in Purple
Reading in Purple rated it
5.0 At last, credit where credit is due
It has been a really long road for women, black women in particular, to get to where we are today. Don't try to argue and fight with me over this, either, it's written in enough history books just how much discrimination there was (and still is) on the basis of gender/sex, race, ethnicity, and natio...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly
Not what I expected but I enjoyed it. I thought it would only be the story of the women but it was also a cultural/societal history of the times of segregation and integration. I learned a lot. I admire these women. They were geniuses. I could not have done what they did. The story was well wr...
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