'Hidden Figures' Author Margot Lee Shetterly

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This is one of a series of interviews highlighting the winners of the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. Find more here 

"Hidden Figures" a 2016 bestseller told the inspiring story of the African American women mathematicians, known as "computers," who helped NASA get ahead in and eventually win the space race.  

The book earned an Oscar after being adapted into a movie.  Now the book has been named a 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner for non-fiction.  We'll talk to "Hidden Figures" author Margot Lee Shetterly on her work. 

ideastream will stream the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m. live online.

Then, we'll hear from another Northeast Ohio best-selling author turned screenplay writer.  Loung Ung talks about her memoir, "First They Killed My Father." The book is being turned into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie.

 

Guests: 

Margot Lee Shetterly, Author, “Hidden Figures”, 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner 
Loung Ung, Activist, Author, "First They Killed My Father"
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief 

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