Using template literals ${}

I’m reading Eloquent JS and I tried using the template literals, but instead of getting the variable I’m getting the chars ${variable} as part of the string. As far as I can tell I’m using the template literals exactly as supposed to.
I’ll add the full code at the end.

I have this data structure:

SCRIPTS = [ { name: "Adlam", ranges: [[125184, 125259], [125264, 125274], [125278, 125280]], direction: "rtl", year: 1987, living: true, link: "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fula_alphabets#Adlam_alphabet" }, ...

and I tried iterating over the name property:

for (let item in SCRIPTS) {
    console.log('${item} name is: ${SCRIPTS[item].name}');
}

running on the chrome console I get a line “${item} name is: ${SCRIPTS[item].name}”, without the actual variables.

What am I doing wrong?

Full code:

let SCRIPTS = [
    {
        name: "Adlam",
        ranges: [[125184, 125259], [125264, 125274], [125278, 125280]],
        direction: "rtl",
        year: 1987,
        living: true,
        link: "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fula_alphabets#Adlam_alphabet"
      },
      {
        name: "Caucasian Albanian",
        ranges: [[66864, 66916], [66927, 66928]],
        direction: "ltr",
        year: 420,
        living: false,
        link: "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_Albanian_alphabet"
      },
      {
        name: "Ahom",
        ranges: [[71424, 71450], [71453, 71468], [71472, 71488]],
        direction: "ltr",
        year: 1250,
        living: false,
        link: "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahom_alphabet"
      },
]

for (let item in SCRIPTS) {
    console.log('${item} name is: ${SCRIPTS[item].name}');
}



template literals work only if you use backticks (`) to surround the string

And I was sure I double checked that… thx!