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Read Alikes: Hidden Figures

If you enjoyed Margot Lee Shetterly's book Hidden Figures, or the new movie adaptation, you might enjoy some of these titles.

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Essinger, James, 1957-
Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, created what is today considered to be the world's first computer program. However, as a woman, her work was dismissed. Essinger proves that the computer age may have started two centuries ago, if Lovelace's contemporaries had recognized her work. Computer pioneers, Charles Babbage and Alan Turing, both used her research in their work.
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Sobel, Dava.
Beginning in the late 1800s, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women to calculate and interpret the nightly telescope observations made by their male colleagues. The study of half a million glass photographic plates allowed the women to make discoveries that would change the field of astronomy forever.
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Swaby, Rachel.
Dealing with the fact that there are still less women in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and medicine) and that women in these fields are often treated with less respect than their male counterparts, this book examines female scientists that have gained world-wide recognition, as well as, lesser-known scientists that have made a significant impact on our world.
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McCrary, Crystal.
Inspiration shares the stories of 30 unique black women who made social, cultural, and political changes to the world around them. Their personal journeys are inspirational and share knowledge for the new generation of women.
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Holt, Nathalia, 1980- author.
During World War II, a group of young women were recruited to calculate jet velocities and missile trajectories. This group was known as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Eventually this group would become a part of NASA. Through time, this group of women continued to grow and develop the future of space exploration.
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Paul, Richard, 1959- author.
NASA and the Space Age began around the same time as the struggle for civil rights came to the forefront in America. Through the use of federal equal employment laws Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson used NASA to bring about social change, by creating research and technology jobs in the South and allowing African Americans to compete in the American intellectual workforce.
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Maggs, Sam, author.
The true stories of female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors are told, along with interviews and a guide for women interested in joining the science and technology fields of study.
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Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989-
Women in Science celebrates the contributions of fifty women to the fields of science, technology, and mathematics, paving the way for future female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! This book is illustrated, examines lab equipment and includes a scientific glossary.
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