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Asha and Baz Meet Hedy Lamarr

Asha and Baz



Caroline Fernandez

Dharmali Patel

In the second book of the Asha and Baz series, readers once more dive into the past to learn about a woman in STEM: famous actor and inventor Hedy Lamarr!

Computer class is off to a rocky start for Asha and Baz! They’ve been given a Coding Challenge and must correctly code instructions to send a digital frog across a computer screen. But they can’t seem to figure it out. With their reputation as the smartest kids in their class at stake, the pair turn to their magic stick for answers. They use it to draw their coding problem in the sand and are transported back in time to 1941 Hollywood to meet Hedy Lamarr, leaving them even more confused:  How can an actor help them solve the Coding Challenge?

But when they learn there’s a war happening and that Hedy Lamar has been hard at work inventing a device to help with war efforts, the kids realize her problem-solving skills may be just what they need.

Coding, frequency hopping, and more await in Asha and Baz Meet Hedy Lamarr!


April 2023

108 | 5.5 × 8.5

Chapter Book (6-9)

ISBN 9781988761787



"Fernandez keeps the focus on Hedy’s admirable perseverance despite the many obstacles standing in her way ... In a unique stylistic touch, Patel evokes the glimmer and gusto of the 1940s in the book’s fitting black and white illustrations. This inspires as much as it teaches." – BookLife

"Both male and female readers will look forward to new books in this series about science and technology!"  – CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Asha and Baz Meet Hedy Lamarr is an entertaining, educational chapter book with lessons on teamwork and problem-solving." – Foreword Reviews

"An enjoyable new addition to the Asha and Baz series with high appeal to readers who love STEM topics such as computer science." – The Children's Book Review

"A gripping, must-read story about courage, determination, will, and resilience." – The Prairies Book Review

About the Author:

Caroline Fernandez is an award-winning author of children’s books, magazine feature articles and blog posts. Filed away in her office is an English degree from McMaster University and a teacher of English as a second language certificate. She is the author of the popular Boredom Busters (series), Stop Reading This Book, The Adventures of Grandmasaurus (series), Asha and Baz (series) and more!  She writes, reads, and bakes in Toronto, Ontario. You can follow her on Twitter @parentclub and/or Instagram @parentclub.

About the Illustrator:

Dharmali Patel studied at the Mumbai-Rachna Sansad School of Applied Arts, where she majored in illustration, and the Vancouver Film School, where she earned her bachelor's in 2D classical animation. In the past 20 years, she has worn the

hats of animation director, art director, visual development artist, designer, and illustrator. Dharmali is honoured that authors trust her with their beautiful words and allow her to visually conceive the world and characters that ultimately become their books. She hopes that her imagery will inspire young minds and encourage a love of reading and beautiful art. Currently, Dharmali lives and works in Toronto. She is represented by Illustration Online LLC.

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