Book Review: Ashley's War, The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book published in April 2015.  The story follows several women and their quest to become the first women to be in combat along the Green Berets and Army Rangers. This is a book that was selected in my workplace for discussion between women and/or veterans.  The book discussion was broken into three parts much like how the story was broken up.  It garnered great conversations. Some of the things that happened in the book didn't surprise me, such as how physically demanding the tryouts were to be part of the special operations.  It's a demanding job that requires people to be not only physically strong but mentally strong.     What did shock me was that it took the military so long to allow women to fight along men on the battlefield.  Another thing that astonished me were how accepting most of the men in the Army Rangers were of the women fight

Book Review: Hedy Lamarr (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Illustrated by Maggie Cole

Book Review:  Hedy Lamarr (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Illustrated by Maggie Cole

Hedy Lamarr (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Illustrated by Maggie Cole is a biography for the Austrian born, American actress and inventor.  This is a children's book for kids aged three through eight.  It was published on January 3, 2023.

I'd like to thank NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group, and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Hedy Lamarr.  I was delighted to be approved to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Well written and informative, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara does a phenomenal job of telling the story of Hedy Lamarr in a child friendly way.  I'll admit that I had no idea who she was and what she contributed to science.  It made me want to learn more about her.  Additionally, the illustrations by Maggie Cole were fantastic as well.  I love the fact that take away from the book is that you can be anything you want to be and have more than one type of career.

Five out of five stars is what I gave Hedy Lamarr (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Illustrated by Maggie Cole.

 

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