Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

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Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 10,000 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780425287538
Branch Call Number: 005.1 SAU 2017
Characteristics: 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tsurumi, Andrea

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ArapahoeBridget Jun 28, 2018

I really liked the short interviews with various women already working in fields that use coding, and this is a quick but practical guide for anyone who's curious about how to get started.

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writermala
Feb 09, 2018

As a senior, I'm not part of the demographic this book is aimed at. I did enjoy it all the same and learn from it. I particularly enjoyed the introductions to women in History who had played an important role in the development of Computer Hardware or programming. Reshma Saujani is an achiever in her own right and the founder of the "Girls who Code" foundation. She points out that girls and women are very poorly represented in Science, Technology, and Computers and sets about pointing out how easy it is to remedy the situation. She presents the point of view in an easy to understand format and explains in simple terms how to go about coding. You may not fly off and start coding just by reading this book but your interest is sure to be whetted. Saujani also mentions what the next step is on this journey and young girls who read this book are sure to want to try their hands at coding.The book is aimed at ages 8 to 12 but could be suitable for younger or older girls too. An ideal gift for the girls on your list.

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DinkyT
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.........

ArapahoeStaff2 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.

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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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