HEDY LAMARR'S DOUBLE LIFE
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.
SELECTED AWARDS Mathical Honor Book
Crystal Kite Winner (Atlantic Region)
Cook Prize Honor Book
Outstanding Science Trade Book (National Science Teachers Association)
Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award (California Reading Association)
Longlisted for AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize
SELECTED REVIEWS "Revelatory to young audiences in more ways than one."
-- Kirkus "A must for both school and public libraries."
-- School Library Journal "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 "...the workings of which are explained in simple terms in Wallmark's peppy text."
-- Horn Book