Join local illustrator, Brooke Smart, for a reading of her new children's picture book biography, Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizabeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars. She will also do a drawing demonstration.
This free, virtual event will take place on The King's English Bookshop's Facebook page. Order your copy of Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizabeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars and receive an autographed bookplate, while supplies last.
In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892-1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA's first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners with only paper and pencil to counter-spying into the minds and activities of Nazis, Elizebeth held a pivotal role in the early days of US cryptology. No code was too challenging for her to crack, and Elizebeth's work undoubtedly saved thousands of lives. Extensive back matter includes explanations of codes and ciphers, further information on cryptology, a bibliography, a timeline of Elizebeths life, plus secret messages for young readers to decode.