Wallmark, Laurie

Award-winning author Laurie Wallmark’s debut picture book biography, ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE received four starred trade reviews many national awards including Outstanding Science Trade Book and Cook Prize Honor Book. GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE earned a Kirkus star and is a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner. HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE was long listed for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize and earned a Eureka! Gold Medal. Her latest book, NUMBERS IN MOTION: SOPHIE KOWALEVSKI, QUEEN OF MATHEMATICS, released March 3, 2020. She has an MFA in Writing from VCFA. You can find Laurie at www.lauriewallmark.com and @lauriewallmark.

Outstanding Science Trade Book, Cook Prize Honor Winner, Crystal Kite Winner, Junior Library Guild Selection, Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award

3 Fun Facts

1. I was the only girl in a boys-only architectural drawing class in junior high.
2. My high school principal told me I would never take advanced math classes because I was a girl, but he was wrong.
3. I used to teach computer science to students on campus and also those in prison.