Another great book: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
This is an amazing true story about 4 brilliant black girls that worked at Langley in Washington DC during WWII, through the Cold War, Civil Rights and the space race. Eventually working for NASA. They had math skills like no other and were know as computers....yes human computers.
This book came out in 2016 and there is a movie with the same name. So some of you may already know all about this book but it was new to me. Just an incredible true story. I am amazed that I have never heard about these women before.