Get to know: Hedy Lamarr

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

#HedyLamarr #NetGalley

Here is a new entry in a series that encourages children to dream big as they learn about famous people who were once young themselves. This time the focus is on Hedy Lamarr. Adults may know her as an actress but there was much more to her story as will discovered here. Not only was Ms. Lamarr beautiful, she was also smart.

Young Hedwig dreamed up inventions from an early age. She grew up, began acting married, left a controlling husband and moved to Hollywood where she was successful. However, she even did more, creating a device that was used in WWII and was an early precursor to the internet-quite a lot for one woman.

The text is accompanied by glamorous illustrations befitting the subject. All in all, a really nice entry in this series.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 03 January 2023

NOTE TO ADULTS: Hedy Lamarr is the subject of Marie Benedict’s The Only Woman in the Room.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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