Ada Byron Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer-over a hundred years before the invention of the electronic computer. At a time when girls and women had few options outside the home, Ada followed her dreams and studied mathematics.
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine is a picture book biography about this amazing woman and her accomplishments. The back matter contains a more detailed explanation of her program, as well as a discussion of Ada's remarkable predictions about computers of the future. This book ties in with both ELA and math Common Core standards.
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CBC/NSTA Best STEM Books of 2017
Cook Prize Honor Book
Outstanding Science Trade Book (National Science Teachers Association)
Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award (California Reading Association)
Top Ten Science and Health Books for Youth (Booklist)
Amelia Bloomer List (American Library Association)