Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Learn to Code and Change the World

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Penguin Putnam

Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend.

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

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The founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit organization presents a graphically illustrated introduction to the relevance of coding that shares down-to-earth explanations about coding principles and real-life stories of women programmers who work at such places as Pixar and NASA. Simultaneous eBook.

& Taylor

Introduces the relevance of coding and shares down-to-earth explanations about coding principles and real-life stories of women programmers who work at such places as Pixar and NASA.

Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2017
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780425287538
Branch Call Number: j005.1023 Sau
Additional Contributors: Tsurumi, Andrea


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Oct 22, 2017

Young Ladies And Women In Training Aswell As Those Of Us Who Want's To Keep Up With The Willows, Brandys, Mochas, Princesses And Marys In Our Lives And Next Level Technology World Today. This Selection Interests Me A Lot A First Glance I Stand To Be Corrected This Book Makes Me Think It's About Some Extremely Smart Girls Who Explored And Unlocked Something........ Wonderful !!!!! Who Will Read For Me Because OF Some Challenges I Don't Read Books Like I Useto In 2 to 3 Days I Could Honestly Finish Or Real Close A Book That Interested Me. Some Of My Favorite Authors Stephen King, Betty ? Embraced By The Light Author, Nelson The Holy Bible Still Much More Reading Chapters And Books To Read, Langston Hughs, Mya Angelou, Bishop T D JAKES, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff Dr. Carlson, Financial Peace University RAMSEY, Jerome Dickey, Sista Soulja, Queen La Teefa U. N.I.T. Y (When I Found Out She Has Variety In Music She Writes And Or Produce From Interesting Jazz CD I Was Extra Impressed Refined And Cultured KRUDOS), Diana Ross, President OBAMA, Abraham Lincoln, Oliver Twist Mark Twain , Shakesphare Hamlette And So Many More Wonderful Books. Maybe My Niece Davi Can Read For Me To Make A Recording And She Is So Smart Her And MS LISA.........

AL_ALYX Sep 29, 2017

I agree wholeheartedly with the review below! It is visually attractive and I appreciate the concept, but it is more theoretical than concrete or a pathway forward.

Sep 11, 2017

Reshma Saujani is my hero. The work she's accomplished with the Girls Who Code movement is remarkable. Unfortuantely, this book suffers from an identity crisis. While it includes short bios of important women in the tech field as well as an intriguing color palate (who doesn't love teal?!) with a diverse set of illustrations, the advice on being a woman in the tech industry is heavy handed. The subtitle suggests the call to arms "Learn to Code and Change the World," but the text is only theoretical rather than practical. Keep this for those young women who like to research (extensively) and who need quite a bit of encouragement before taking on a project.

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