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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 mostra'n més .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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: 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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Data de naixement
1969
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Llocs de residència
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Mexico
Educació
University of Virginia
Phoebus High School
Professions
investment banker
author
Relacions
Shetterly, Aran (husband)
Organitzacions
The Human Computer Project
Agent
Mackenzie Brady Watson
Jason Richman
Biografia breu
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 so wanted to like this book...but I didn't. I listened to this one in the car. Reader was fine, I don't think that was the issue for why this one didn't click for me. History is linear...and the way this is told doesn't feel linear. It feels more like bits of story tossed together. Like clumps of Confetti. Or those family photos you've stashed away: this box is for pics taken in about 1963, and here are some from that pinewood derby thing...bunched, not laid out. I just couldn't find an anchor in the story and really couldn't tell one 'key' character from the other. This irritates me- this is an important story. I'm annoyed it wasn't told better. As my eyes and ears glazed over I kept thinking about Seabiscuit, or The Boys In The Boat, or Unbroken... those are nonfiction, well researched, and absolutely gripping. Hidden Figures deals a with several key issues: The Space Race, Civil rights, and Women's rights. ...this should have been gripping! So disapointed. I'm very appreciative of the script writers that adapted this thing into an enjoyable movie - they had their work cut out for them!… (més)
 
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DocHobbs | Hi ha 193 ressenyes més | May 27, 2024 |
"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.… (més)
 
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triciayarotsky6 | Hi ha 193 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 193 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 193 ressenyes més | Apr 3, 2024 |

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Obres
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Membres
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Popularitat
#3,100
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
288
ISBN
81
Llengües
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