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Author: Jeapes, Ben
Meet the woman who made coding cool--and possible! Before she was a famous mathematician and the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of well-known poet Lord Byron. Learn how she became interested in mathematics and helped pioneer computing!
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2020 Each of these books from the First Names series (2 new titles) opens with a dramatic introductory episode, such as the kidnapping of 6-month-old Ada Lovelace or the shooting of 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, then begins a chronological account of her life. The lively main text, informative sidebars, and many speech balloons within the illustrations offer insights into the individual’s character, her actions, and the historical period in which she grew up. Appearing on nearly every page, including the time line and glossary, Ward’s strong, expressive line drawings clarify events and emotions, while helping young readers envision a different time, place, and society. In Ada Lovelace, Jeapes describes Lovelace’s unusual upbringing in Victorian England, her rigorous education in mathematics, and her collaboration with mathematician/inventor Charles Babbage, as well as the work that has led to her reputation as the visionary forerunner of computer programming. Even libraries well stocked with children’s biographies of Ada Lovelace and Malala Yousafzai should make room for these. With inviting cover art, insightful texts, and appealing illustrations, they offer a winning combination of information and kid-appeal. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.
Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.