‘Hidden Figures’ by Margot Lee Shetterly

Whether or not you’ve seen the film inspired by it, Hidden Figures is an incredible book worth reading.

Based on real-life events, Hidden Figures tells the inspiring story of three black women — Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — who worked at NASA in the 1960s, at a time when Jim Crow laws still dictated that workplaces be segregated. In spite of such obstacles, these brilliant women were the brains behind many of NASA’s greatest successes during the Space Race, including John Glenn’s near-disastrous Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight and return.

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