Overnight Code: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering

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Lawrence Hill Books
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Paige Bowers is a news and features writer as well as the author of The General's Niece. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. David R. Montague, the son of Raye Montague, is the director of online learning and faculty mentoring at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and is a tenured full professor of criminal justice.


"What an amazing story about an amazing woman! . . . Important and inspiring, Raye Montague's life demonstrates what a determined woman can accomplish even when the deck is doubly stacked against her." --Theresa Kaminski, historian and author of Dr. Mary Walker's Civil War

"To be young, gifted, and Black! Raye Montauge's story is genuine, uplifting, and witty. Every page offers a life lesson about navigating diversity, commitment, and parenting. Raye Montague should be a name that is known throughout the nation." --Pearl K. Dowe, professor, Emory University
"Overnight Code skillfully combines the personal, the political, and the scientific to tell the powerful and inspiring story of a woman who refused to be stopped by the dual challenges of racism and sexism in the largely male, largely White world of the early days of computer science." --Pamela D. Toler, author of Women Warriors
"Overnight Code serves as a reminder that even in the toughest of environments, if you give someone a chance, they will excel beyond expectations. It is the lesson, the story, and the life of Raye Montague." --Artemesia Stanberry, coauthor of Stealth Reconstruction

"Raye Montague was a trailblazing figure made of grit and grace. Overnight Code unveils the true story behind her twin battles against racism and sexism as she earned her place in history as a computer programming pioneer." --Carolyn Porter, Marcel's Letters

"This book, which is clearly a labor of love and admiration, will especially appeal to Black women interested in STEM fields as well as those interested in firsthand perspectives of civil rights."--Library Journal
"After reading, and reading again, the pages of her biography, one arrives at a conundrum of a crossroad: there was both no one like her and yet so many like her. She was original in triumph and spirit, but faced some of the same hurdles that thousands before and after her have encountered. How she handled them -- the grace, the tenacity -- was exemplary; Raye was a definitive inspiration for all."--Dustin Jayroe, AY Magazine
"The author does an admirable job of letting readers learn about a true American hero and offers an in-depth look at a remarkable woman." --Booked Solid with Virginia C