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An exclusive interview with Laurie Wallmark on her new book “Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor”
Inspiring insights by children’s book author Laurie Walmark will help you to encourage kids to have fun while learning STEM skills. Award-winning author Laurie Wallmark has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She is joining us today to talk about her new picture book Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor. Hear great tips and stories from Laurie on how to get children EXCITED about STEM and how to spark their natural interest in these subjects.
Movie star by day, ace inventor at night: learn about the hidden life of actress Hedy Lamarr!
About the Author
Laurie Wallmark has degrees in Biochemistry from Princeton University, Information Systems from Goddard College, and Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut book, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books), received four starred reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal), praise in The New York Times, and numerous awards. Laurie lives in NJ.
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Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (People Who Shaped Our World)
“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
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.
In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:
- What was Laurie’s inspiration for writing this book?
- What kind of conversations parents can have with their kids, to engage children in STEM education early after reading “Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor“
- What advice does Laurie have for parents and teachers to expose kids to STEM?
- More about her upcoming projects…Be sure to listen to find out more about Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life!
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