Hidden Figures | Study Guide

Margot Lee Shetterly

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Overview

Author

Margot Lee Shetterly

Year Published

2016

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

History, Women's Studies

Perspective and Narrator

Hidden Figures is narrated in the third person. Told from the perspective of a historian, it weaves the stories of four remarkable African American women into the larger tapestry of historical events from World War II through the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race.

Tense

Shetterly narrates Hidden Figures in the past tense.

About the Title

Hidden Figures refers to the women of NACA/NASA who worked in the shadows as human computers, unrecognized for their valuable contributions to aeronautic and aerospace research. It also refers to the labyrinth of numbers, equations, and formulas they processed. They are the unseen foundation for the nation's technological advances.

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