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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 visa mer .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) visa färre
Foto taget av: reading at National Book Festival By Slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62180156

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Födelsedag
1969
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Bostadsorter
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Mexico
Utbildning
University of Virginia
Phoebus High School
Yrken
investment banker
author
Relationer
Shetterly, Aran (husband)
Organisationer
The Human Computer Project
Agent
Mackenzie Brady Watson
Jason Richman
Kort biografi
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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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 | 191 andra recensioner | 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 | 191 andra recensioner | 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 | 191 andra recensioner | Feb 29, 2024 |
Picture book format. Includes timeline, author’s note, and brief biographies
 
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