Secrets of Steganography

From the Series Cryptology (Alternator Books ®)

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Sometimes, the best hiding place is right in plain sight. Find out about steganography, the practice of concealing messages right under others’ noses. See how it links with cryptology, the science of secret communication, and how the two have been used in some of history’s biggest moments.

Learn about invisible inks, the Cardano Grille, the use of microdots in WWI, and the butterfly maps of Lord Baden-Powell. And follow steganography into modern day with a hands-on activity and stories of hidden files and cybercrime.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF068000, JNF061010, JNF012000
Dewey 652/.8
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 900
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Websites

Author: Rachael L. Thomas

Rachael L. Thomas is an educational writer and digital media strategist. When she isn't working on new ideas to expand children's library shelves, you'll find her at Buffalo Wild Wings.


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“[S]hines a spotlight on cryptology, both its long history and its place in the modern world. . . . Quality material for a research paper.”—School Library Journal