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Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor

Age 5+
Grade K+

Laurie Wallmark, Katy Wu

Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor

Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books Feb. 5, 2019)
“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
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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).

Series
People Who Shaped Our World (Book 4)
ISBN
1454926910 / 9781454926917
Pages
48
Weight
19.2 oz.
Dimensions
8.8 x 0.6 in.

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