Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

February 14th, 2017   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , ,

An inspirational book that can positively influence women is “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly of which had a film based on her book released this past January. “It focuses particularly on black women who served as human computers as they performed calculations at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia during and after World War II. During the war, the United States was desperate for mathematicians and engineers to work in aeronautics. With many men fighting in the war, women took on professional jobs” (Instaread). These women were Dorothy, Katherine and Mary and they were crucial in helping the United States win the space race against the Soviet Union.  Dorothy and Katherine were mathematicians while Mary was an engineer at NASA. The narrative of the book is trying to convey that women are capable of doing the same job as men.

Emily Fermin

“Summary, Analysis & Review of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures by Instaread.” Instaread: 9781539593171. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 17 Oct. 2016. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.

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