Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Volume 1) (People Who Shaped Our World)

December 7, 2019 - Comment

“If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.”The inspiring story of Grace Hopper—the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science—is told told in an engaging picture book biography.   Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader—AND

“If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.”
The inspiring story of Grace Hopper—the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science—is told told in an engaging picture book biography.
 
Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader—AND rule breaker, chance taker, and troublemaker. Acclaimed picture book author Laurie Wallmark (Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine) once again tells the riveting story of a trailblazing woman. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was “Amazing Grace” . . . and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper’s incredible accomplishments to life.

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Anonymous says:

Good intro to girls in math and women in science Illustrations and story are well matched for this telling of the start of ordinary languages being used to program computers. That a female in the Navy realized the need for hands-on use of computers, rather than having a bottle neck in the form of waiting in line for programmers to enter data, can inspire young women. Importantly, it can also inspire young men that there is always a frontier for upcoming young people to make their mark. Quoting Grace: “If you’ve got a good idea, and you know…

Anonymous says:

So great, we ordered two! I ordered this book for my kids, but husband (a computer engineer) loved it so much, I had to order a second one for him to keep at work. Full of fun Grace Hopper quips, and beautiful illustration. Highly recommend.

Anonymous says:

Simply the best. What a perfect book. I read it once every few days to my young children. Grace Hopper is a phenomenal role model, and the author’s portrayal and the illustrations are on-point. Thank you so much!

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