Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Learn to Code and Change the World

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2017
ISBN: 9780425287538
Branch Call Number: JNF 005.1023 SAU
Characteristics: 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tsurumi, Andrea - Illustrator

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beaglebabygirl
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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