Do you love hidden treasure, secret codes, and spies? Are you into linguistics, history, and royal intrigue? Are you passionate about internet encryption?
Did you know you can find all of that in one book?? “The Code Book” by Simon Singh has it all. (Wait, do I say that about every book we read?) We took a non-fiction detour to learn about codes and ciphers through history. It’s an amazing journey, from super-simple methods like substitution, to modern quantum computing, and all the wars, royalty, and secret messages in between.
And do share any secret codes you were inspired to make up. (Here’s a fun little tool for playing with the Caesar cipher: https://www.xarg.org/tools/caesar-cipher/)