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Margot Shetterly


“Women, on the other hand, had to wield their intellects like a scythe, hacking away against the stubborn underbrush of low expectations.” ― Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures

Margot is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race and the founder of The Human Computer Project, an endeavor that is recovering the names and accomplishments of all of the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA and NASA from the 1930s through the 1980s. 

Books by this author

Black and white photograph of African American women who worked for NASA in the 60's.

Hidden Figures, Young Readers Edition

Margot Shetterly
Age Level:
Middle Grade