Laurie Wallmark


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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Meet savvy scientist and inventor Hedy Lamarr, also known for her career as a glamorous international movie star. Dubbed "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World," Hedy actually preferred spending time creating inventions in her workshop to strutting down the red carpet. Hedy co-invented the technology know as frequency hopping, which turned out to be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century! Today's cell phone, computers, and other electronic devices would be more vulnerable to hacking without the groundbreaking system discovered by a world-famous actress and gifted inventor.

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Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader AND rule breaker, chance taker, and troublemaker. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code tells the riveting story of a trailblazing woman. Grace Hopper coined the term computer bug and taught computers to speak English. Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was Amazing Grace . . . and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life.

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Kirkus Starred Review
Junior Library Guild Selection
Parents' Choice Gold Medal
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Young Readers 2017
Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017

Ada Byron Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer-over a hundred years before the invention of the electronic computer. At a time when girls and women had few options outside the home, Ada followed her dreams and studied mathematics.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine is a picture book biography about this amazing woman and her accomplishments. The back matter contains a more detailed explanation of her program, as well as a discussion of Ada's remarkable predictions about computers of the future. This book ties in with both ELA and math Common Core standards.

Available wherever books are sold. Order a copy now from your local bookstore, IndieBound, or Amazon.

Four Starred Reviews:
     Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal
CBC/NSTA Best STEM Books of 2017
Cook Prize Honor Book
Outstanding Science Trade Book (National Science Teachers Association)
Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award (California Reading Association)
Top Ten Science and Health Books for Youth (Booklist)
Amelia Bloomer List (American Library Association)

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