GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE
Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader AND rule breaker, chance taker, and troublemaker. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code 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.
Junior Library Guild Selection
Parents' Choice Gold Medal
Greenwich Reads Together Children's Book
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Young Readers 2017
Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017
Science Friday - Best Science Books for Kids 2023
"Wallmark's tone is admiring, even awestruck, describing Hopper's skill, inventiveness, and strength of character in straightforward, accessible language, introducing a neglected heroine to a new generation of readers."
-- Kirkus (starred review)
"Inquisitive readers who, like Hopper, "want to understand how things work" will appreciate this upbeat biography of a woman who was ahead of her time."
-- School Library Journal
"Wallmark's enthusiastic writing, which emphasizes how Hopper's accomplishments arose as much from her intuition as her number sense."
-- Publishers Weekly
"An inviting picture-book biography."
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