Thursday, November 15, 2018

NYT Bestselling Author visits Salem Academy

Liza Munday

WINSTON-SALEM — New York Times Bestselling Author Liza Mundy is traveling the country to share an important message for today’s young women. On Thursday, she stopped by Salem Academy to share that message.

The message is that for young women today, especially those that want to go into the STEM fields of science technology engineering or math — the sky is the limit.

Mundy was in Winston-Salem to talk about her book, Code Girls. Bookmarks, an independent bookstore located downtown, brought her to Salem Academy where students were invited to eat lunch with Mundy and learn more about the little-known story of the women of World War II who served as code-breakers who are credited with shortening the United States’ involvement in the war, which saved countless lives.

Mundy told the Academy students that the reason her book is still relevant is that no one knew about these women at the time. The government had sworn them to secrecy.

More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington, D.C. and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking.

After eating lunch with Academy students, Mundy took time to discuss and read from her book Code Girls. Mundy took time to answer questions and sign copies of her book for students, including a copy for the school library.