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Grace Hopper, queen of computer code
2017
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An uplifting portrait of the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science traces how Grace Hopper defied conventions and met incredibly difficult challenges throughout her life, becoming a role model for science- and math-minded students. - (Baker & Taylor)

This is a children's book biography of Grace Hopper, who played a prominent role in the early days of computers.-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Reveals how a woman with a passion for math and science revolutionized computer coding, defying conventions and difficult challenges along the way. - (Baker & Taylor)

&;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.
- (Sterling)

'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 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, she 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.
- (Sterling)

&;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 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, she 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.
- (Sterling)

'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.
- (Sterling)

Author Biography

Laurie Wallmark is passionate about getting the word out to young people about successful women in science. She has degrees in Biochemistry from Princeton University, Information Systems from Goddard College, and Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut book was a picture book biography of Ada Byron Lovelace, the world&;s first computer programmer. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books) received four starred reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal), praise in The New York Times, and numerous awards. Laurie lives in NJ. Follow her on Facebook: @lauriewallmark.
 
With a BFA in Illustration and Entertainment Arts from Pasadena Art Center College of Design in 2007, Katy Wu has worked for Google, Laika, Pixar, CinderBiter, and Simon & Schuster. Grace Hopper is her first picture book; her second, Dumpling Dreams, written by Carrie Clickard (Simon and Schuster), is scheduled for fall 2017. Having worked on such projects as the feature film Coraline, and various shorts (La Luna, Car Toons) as well as CG, 2D, stop motion, online games, and content for social media platforms, Katy is an incredible talent. She lives and freelances in New York City. Follow her online at katycwwu.tumblr.com.
- (Sterling)

Laurie Wallmark is passionate about getting the word out to young people about successful women in science. She has degrees in Biochemistry from Princeton University, Information Systems from Goddard College, and Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut book was a picture book biography of Ada Byron Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books) received four starred reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal), praise in The New York Times, and numerous awards. Laurie lives in NJ. Follow her on Facebook: @lauriewallmark.
 
With a BFA in Illustration and Entertainment Arts from Pasadena Art Center College of Design in 2007, Katy Wu has worked for Google, Laika, Pixar, CinderBiter, and Simon & Schuster. Grace Hopper is her first picture book; her second, Dumpling Dreams, written by Carrie Clickard (Simon and Schuster), is scheduled for fall 2017. Having worked on such projects as the feature film Coraline, and various shorts (La LunaCar Toons) as well as CG, 2D, stop motion, online games, and content for social media platforms, Katy is an incredible talent. She lives and freelances in New York City. Follow her online at katycwwu.tumblr.com.
- (Sterling)

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Booklist Reviews

Wallmark, who wrote Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (2015), now introduces a twentieth-century woman who contributed significantly to the history of computer programming. Grace Hopper grew up in a family that encouraged her childhood interests in math, science, and tinkering. Working for the U. S. Navy for many years, beginning during WWII, she was known for her intelligence, outside-the-box thinking, and sense of humor. Her most notable achievement was the creation of the first compiler, making it possible to use a word-based program that increased efficiency and led to other computer languages. It's hard to say what primary-grade kids will make of Hopper's technological accomplishments, but this picture book goes a long way toward showing that she was a lively, curious, diligent person who developed original ideas and knew how to get things done. Well-chosen anecdotes and quotes offer a sense of her personality, while Wu's digital illustrations feature rich colors, strong structure, and unexpected but accurate details, such as the Jolly Roger flag above Hopper's desk. An inviting picture-book biography. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–4–Grace Hopper (née Murray), a girl with a keen mind and a determined attitude, grows up to become the "queen of computer code." Wallmark shares incidents and stories from the scientist's remarkable life that illustrate "Grace being Grace," and with these anecdotes, the author paints an engaging portrait of a unique woman in this bright and informative biography. At age seven, Hopper dismantled several clocks in her house to find out what made them tick. Finishing high school two years early, she overcame difficulties with Latin before she was admitted to Vassar College. Convinced she could make a difference to the war effort, Hopper enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and embarked on a lifelong military career writing computer programs. After finding a moth trapped inside a navy computer, she coined the phrase computer bug. Colorful and crisp digital illustrations accompany the text. The vibrant palette and straightforward composition are eye-catching, and Hopper's curiosity, love of learning, and ambition shine through in her expressive features. Be sure to examine the endpapers, which offer supplemental information. VERDICT 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. A sound purchase for most collections.—Linda L. Walkins, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, Boston

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

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