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Nathalia Holt

Biography

Nathalia Holt

Nathalia Holt, Ph.D. is the New York Times bestselling author of RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars and CURED: The People who Defeated HIV. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science and Time. She is a former Fellow at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and Harvard University. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Pacific Grove, California.

Nathalia Holt

Books by Nathalia Holt

by Nathalia Holt - Biography, History, Nonfiction

From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. In THE QUEENS OF ANIMATION, bestselling author Nathalia Holt tells their dramatic stories for the first time, showing how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon.

by Nathalia Holt - History, Nonfiction

In the 1940s and ’50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS tells the stories of these women --- known as "human computers" --- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.