2017/03/20

BOOK REVIEW:
HIDDEN FIGURES BY MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY

Title: Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Published: 384
Language: English
Pages: 384
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This is the untold story of the African American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in winning the space race.


Review:
I quite enjoyed this book, as I love reading about the "untold stories" of women in history, important stories who deserves every bit of daylight they can get.

I loved reading about the history and politics of this book (and space, because who doesn't love space?), and I generally find the history of segregation to be interesting, so that part of this book was fascinating. I liked how you get to see the women and their struggles with not only being a woman, but being of color. I think it's an important topic and I felt it was tackled very well.

I do think this is a bit dry and it does drag on a bit in certain parts. I am also not blown away by the writing, and a lot of the time I felt a disconnect with the people in this book because you sadly do not get to know them as well as one might hope. The book keeps you a bit at a distance, and I wish it hadn't.

I think this book is worth the read if you're interested in this topic, and personally, I am now very interested to see what I think of the movie, because I imagine it will bring a bit more emotion to the story (at least I hope so).
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