Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee shetterly | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0008201323 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LyzzyBee of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 12/16/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, December 16, 2019
Picked up for an NSS recipient just in case. Hopefully I can reserve it for them for Christmas instead. Happy reading, whenever you get this!

Journal Entry 2 by wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, December 26, 2021
This was part of my UK Secret Santa parcel which I opened yesterday on Christmas day. My Santa was shnedwards so it's a surprise that she's not previously journalled the book, but I presume there'll be a story behind that :-).

Hidden Figures has been on my wishlist for a while so I'm very pleased to get a copy.

Journal Entry 3 by wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, July 3, 2022
I loved the central history behind this book. The story of how a small group of black female mathematicians supported NACA, later NASA to grow and develop is amazing. Their professional achievements shine even higher when considered against the backdrop of racism and segregation that they lived in.

Much racism still exists today, and black people are still prone to be unjustly criticised and stereotyped. This may be the reason why Shetterly chose to write about each woman in nothing but positive turns. However, this had the effect of reducing my sense of their personalities and efforts. I’ve read so many very rounded, often critical biographies of heroic/talented white men and women that to me at least, it feels a shame that Katherine, Dorothy, etc had to be portrayed as such saints in order for their talents and achievements to be fully recognised. They were brilliant women, but I imagine that sometimes they had some faults just like everyone else. I would have like to have gotten a closer depiction of what they were really like as people.

Journal Entry 4 by wingLittleSuzwing at Apartment Eichwald in Sexau, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, July 3, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (7/3/2022 UTC) at Apartment Eichwald in Sexau, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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Left on the apartment bookshelf for any future English-speaking guests to find. Enjoy 🙂.

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