I saw a movie trailer for Hidden Figures a few months ago and FREAKED OUT. I believe that African-American representation and history is important to the American story. BUT, when those stories are so often reduced to two experiences—slavery and Civil Rights—we get an incomplete story. We need art that’s more inclusive and less reductive. I very much hope that Hidden Figures as a film can be that art. But in the meantime, I discovered there was a book and devoured it in a few days. I delve into the story in my full review.