Hidden Figures sparked your curiosity? Join local science writer NATHALIA HOLT for the riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. Holt is a Fellow at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, and will be discussing her new book: Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. In the 1940s and 50s, when the new Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate plot trajectories, they didn’t turn to male graduates.…Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.