Publication Date: February 05,2019
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Ages 7 to 11
A story about the famous Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr that showcases her scientific achievements and uplifts girls everywhere.
What else could someone known as the “world’s most beautiful woman” offer? How about inventing a technology that allows us to use Wi-Fi?
In one of the first books written for children about the amazing life and work of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, and one of the final books written by Coretta Scott King Honor and Christopher Medal-winner Jan Wahl, readings will be entranced by all that Hedy accomplished on and off the big screen. H
edy and her Amazing Invention teaches kids about the pioneering scientific work and inspiring courage of Hedy Lamarr, the famous Hollywood actress who fought against old-fashioned parents, a domineering husband, prejudice, and stereotypes to become an accomplished inventor whose work helped pave the way for many of the communications technologies we enjoy today, from Wi-Fi to GPS to signal-blocking devices.
Through collage-work illustrations and easy-to-comprehend language, Wahl and Wallace provide context to the concept of Lamarr’s most famous invention with fun and ease. For young readers and caregivers, alike, this story is for anyone looking for an uplifting biography about a fearless 20th century woman who knew her worth and was determined to utilize all of her talents to make the world a better place.
The first book in Penny Candy’s Amazing Women series.