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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?

The Story of Ada Lovelace

9781627792998

Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 02/20/18
9.32 x 11.33 · 40 pages
Ages 6-9 years
9781627792998
CDN $24.99 · cl
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Tanya Lee Stone

illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

A picture book biography of Ada Lovelace, the woman recognized today as history's first computer programmer - she imagined them 100 years before they existed!

In the early nineteenth century lived Ada Byron: a young girl with a wild and wonderful imagination. The daughter of internationally acclaimed poet Lord Byron, Ada was tutored in science and mathematics from a very early age. But Ada's imagination was never meant to be tamed and, armed with the fundamentals of math and engineering, she came into her own as a woman of ideas - equal parts mathematician and philosopher.

From her whimsical beginnings as a gifted child to her most sophisticated notes on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, this book celebrates the woman recognized today as the first computer programmer.

This title has Common Core connections.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Tanya Lee Stone has written several books for young readers, including the young adult novel A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl . She lives with her family in Vermont. Marjorie Priceman has twice received Caldecott Honors, one for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! and one for Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride . She is the illustrator of Who Said Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.