CODE BREAKER, SPY HUNTER:
HOW ELIZEBETH FRIEDMAN CHANGED THE COURSE OF TWO WORLD WARS This book tells the exciting story of how a cryptographer helped capture rum runners and break up Nazi spy rings. The back matter shows kids how they can crack the code and exchange secret messages with their friends. Scattered throughout the book's illustrations are hidden messages for kids to find and decode. For those who want to learn more, the back matter also includes a description of how codes and ciphers work, as well as information about cryptography today. Readers will learn how to keep their information safe, whether shopping online, surfing the web, or simply texting.
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SELECTED AWARDS Mathical Honor Book
NSTA Best STEM Book
Junior Library Guild Selection
Oklahoma Sequoyah Award Master List
SELECTED REVIEWS "Youngsters will be fascinated by this engaging biographical selection of an original thinker, which includes elements of STEM and history and provides a picture of a dedicated, resilient woman."
--Kirkus "An engaging introduction to a unique woman in a fascinating field."
-- School Library Journal "Wallmark's lively, detailed text maximizes the appeal of Friedman's story, focusing on the demand for Elizebeth's skills apart from those of her acclaimed husband"
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Older kids who read well and are comfortable with the picture-book format may enjoy this biography of a notable American cryptologist."
-- Booklist Online