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Hedy Lamarr's Double Life, 4 : Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor
by Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu




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"Revelatory to young audiences in more ways than one." --Kirkus

"Many STEM-for-girls biographies fan excitement over women's achievements, but this title actually brings the central scientific concept within middle-grade reach." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Selected for the New York Public Library Best of 2019 List

Movie star by day, ace inventor at night: learn about the hidden life of actress Hedy Lamarr

To her adoring public, Hedy Lamarr was a glamorous movie star, widely considered the most beautiful woman in the world. But in private, she was something more: a brilliant inventor. And for many years only her closest friends knew her secret. Now Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu, who collaborated on Sterling's critically acclaimed picture-book biography Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, tell the inspiring story of how, during World War Two, Lamarr developed a groundbreaking communications system that still remains essential to the security of today's technology.

Selected for the 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 list, compiled by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC).

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Overview

"Revelatory to young audiences in more ways than one." --Kirkus

"Many STEM-for-girls biographies fan excitement over women's achievements, but this title actually brings the central scientific concept within middle-grade reach." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Selected for the New York Public Library Best of 2019 List

Movie star by day, ace inventor at night: learn about the hidden life of actress Hedy Lamarr

To her adoring public, Hedy Lamarr was a glamorous movie star, widely considered the most beautiful woman in the world. But in private, she was something more: a brilliant inventor. And for many years only her closest friends knew her secret. Now Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu, who collaborated on Sterling's critically acclaimed picture-book biography Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, tell the inspiring story of how, during World War Two, Lamarr developed a groundbreaking communications system that still remains essential to the security of today's technology.

Selected for the 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 list, compiled by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC).


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781454926917
  • ISBN-10: 1454926910
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publish Date: February 2019
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-12
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: People Who Shaped Our World #4

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