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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?

Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?

The Story of Ada Lovelace

Tanya Lee Stone; illustrations by Marjorie Priceman

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 02/20/2018

ISBN: 9781250305343

40 Pages, Ages 6-9

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.

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Praise for Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?

"Priceman fills the pages with numbers, letters, and mathematical computations—at one point, Lovelace soars above the city, borne on angel wings of numerals and symbols.[Lovelace] emerges as an independent innovator whose enthusiasms are contagious, and an afterword offers additional fascinating details."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The story will sweep [young readers] along, illuminated by Priceman’s imaginative gouache-and-ink artwork, full of energy, swirling lines, and whimsy.
A colorful picture-book biography of the Englishwoman variously known as Augusta Ada Gordon, Ada Byron, Ada Lovelace, and Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace."--Booklist

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The art meshes smoothly with the conversational storytelling, capturing the exuberance, elegance, and giftedness of this exceptional woman. This appealing picture book will spark immense pride and prompt readers to do their own investigations into the world of mathematics and computers."--School Library Journal

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Priceman’s warmly curved gouache and ink illustrations creating colorful flights of fancy as pictures, words, and equations dance across the pages. A worthy companion to the author-illustrator team’s earlier Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?"--The Horn Book

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Tanya Lee Stone; illustrations by Marjorie Priceman

Tanya Lee Stone loves to write about women pushing boundaries. She is the award-winning author of The House that Jane Built, Who Said Women Can't Be Doctors?, and Elizabeth Leads the Way. She lives in Burlington, 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 Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Marjorie Priceman

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