|Hedy Lamarr : reimagining radio (STEM superstar women)|
Author: Borgert-Spaniol, Megan
A biography of Hedy Lamarr from her early career as a Hollywood actress to her invention of a frequency-hopping mechanism that is now used in cell phones and GPS technology, and more.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 193524
School Library Journal (04/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 Gr 4–8—While the topic is an evergreen favorite, outdated visuals limit this set's appeal. Black-and-white photos superimposed on colored backgrounds are reminiscent of decades-old volumes already in circulation. However, the content covered is fascinating and could spark fiery discussion on sexism and inequality. All of the featured scientists had to overcome gender biases, and for many women, that also included breaking color and age barriers. Readers will be surprised to learn that computing in the early 1880s, the invention of a remote control submarine torpedo during World War II, and the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission were successful because of the contributions of women. In addition, the nonfiction text features will also aid in classroom/research report use. VERDICT Despite excellent content, these volumes will not catch the eye of even the most eager readers. - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.