With Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly going on sale in less than a month, you won't have to wait much longer to dive into this incredible, inspiring, goose bump inducing true story of NASA's "human computers"—the brave, brilliant, charismatic African-American female mathematicians who were integral to America's position at the forefront of the space race. To top off all the excitement surrounding this very important release, Hidden Figures just received starred reviews from both Library Journal AND Booklist!
From Library Journal: "Shetterly's highly recommended work offers up a crucial history that had previously and unforgivably been lost. We’d do well to put this book into the hands of young women who have long since been told that there’s no room for them at the scientific table."
From Booklist: "This an is incredibly powerful and complex story, and Shetterly has it down cold. The breadth of her well-documented research is immense, and her narrative compels on every level. The timing of this revelatory book could not be better, and book clubs will adore it."
Hidden Figures goes on sale September 6th, so there's still time to download the egalley from Edelweiss. Click here to get your copy! Also, be sure to check out the Hidden Figures official website, www.hiddenfigures.com, for more details and photos, such as the below photo of Christine Darden, one of the human computers, as she poses in a Langley wind tunnel with a supersonic aircraft model in the early 1970s (NASA).
And lastly, have you seen the trailer for the upcoming Hidden Figures feature film, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe? If not, check it out below because it looks amaaazing! The film hits theaters January 13th.