Hid­den Fig­ures,

by Mar­got Lee Shet­terLy

Toronto Life - - Culture -

Wil­liAm mor­roW Sep­tem­ber 6 Katherine John­son, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jack­son and Chris­tine Dar­den— four black women who were in­cred­i­bly gifted math­e­ma­ti­cians—spent decades as the com­pu­ta­tional force be­hind NASA. Mar­got Lee Shet­terly’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into this un­told as­pect of the space race makes for in­spir­ing read­ing, and when the film ver­sion of Hid­den Fig­ures, star­ring Taraji P. Hen­son, comes out next year, it’s all any­one will be talk­ing about.

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