Best-selling Non-fiction PB Author of ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE (Creston books), and GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE (Sterling) has a new book about one of the most glamorous women from WWII era Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr. LAURIE WALLMARK’S new book explores the brains behind the beauty of one of Hollywood’s most popular leading ladies.
- Horn Book: “Lamarr … devised a new and improved system, the workings of which are explained in simple terms in Wallmark’s peppy text”
- Kirkus: “The process of invention and inspiration are explained in a succinct and inspiring way”
- Publishers Weekly: “Part picture book biography and part tech primer”
Darlene here with my review of the book:
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE is an engaging and entertaining tale of the brains behind a Hollywood legend. I love how playing the piano inspired Hedy to invent a secure torpedo guidance system. This book gives clear and easily understood descriptions of frequency hopping and how her pioneering work helps us keep cell phone calls and texts private. My favorite quote: “Do good anyway…think big anyway…build anyway.”An inspiring message from an inspiring woman. 5 Stars