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Science  16 Dec 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6318, pp. 1383
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj2225

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The books under review—The Glass Universe and Hidden Figures—chronicle two tales of contributions made by women to space science, astrophysics, and engineering in the 20th century. Both are a testimony to personal perseverance and ingenuity, and enrich our understanding of the value of tapping diverse individuals to advance scientific knowledge.