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Margot Lee Shetterly was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1969. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. After college she worked in investment banking for several years. Her other career moves have included working in the media industry for the website Volume näytä lisää .com, publishing an English language magazine, Inside Mexico; marketing consultant in the Mexican tourism industry; and writing. Hidden Figures is her first book, a New York Times Bestseller and was optioned for a feature film. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Syntymäaika
1969
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Asuinpaikat
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Mexico
Koulutus
University of Virginia
Phoebus High School
Ammatit
investment banker
author
Suhteet
Shetterly, Aran (husband)
Organisaatiot
The Human Computer Project
Agentti
Mackenzie Brady Watson
Jason Richman
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Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (William Morrow/HarperCollins) and the founder of The Human Computer Project, an endeavor that is recovering the names and accomplishments of all of the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA and NASA from the 1930s through the 1980s. 

She is a Hampton, Virginia native, University of Virginia graduate, an entrepreneur, and an intrepid traveler who spent 11 years living in Mexico, currently living in Charlottesville, VA.

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"Hidden Figures" tells the inspiring true story of Black women mathematicians who played pivotal roles in America's space exploration during the 1960s. Authored by Margot Lee Shetterly, this book skillfully weaves together historical facts and personal narratives, making it both informative and captivating. It's a valuable resource for students, offering a window into the challenges faced by minorities in STEM fields and the power of perseverance. Through discussions and reflections prompted by this text, students can explore themes of diversity, gender equality, and the importance of recognizing overlooked contributions in history. Moreover, it encourages deeper research and inquiry into the lives and legacies of these extraordinary women.… (lisätietoja)
 
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triciayarotsky6 | 192 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 23, 2024 |
I saw the movie and decided to read the book. Though the movie dramatised the story, it brought it to life. In comparison, Margot Lee Shetterly's writing was rather dry. Nevertheless, without her, most of us wouldn't have known the role of both black and white women in NASA's development.
 
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siok | 192 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "An important story to tell about four heroines, one that will lead young readers to the longer, more-nuanced coverage available when they are ready."
 
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BackstoryBooks | 192 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
Hidden Figures mainly tells the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, African-American women who set the precedent for other black females to follow in the fields of mathematics and engineering at NASA. There are a couple of other women that the book touches on but not as in-depth as these three amazing women.

NASA, when these women started working there, was known as NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics). During WWII, NACA hired women as female computers who essentially did the work of mathematicians but were paid less.

I enjoyed how this book relayed the stories of each woman; however, I felt that it was a dry read overall. It is not like the movie although there are some aspects of the movie in the book. I liked the Epilogue at the end which discussed these women and their lives after they retired.
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Cathie_Dyer | 192 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |

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