Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code (A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book)

by Rebel Girls (Author) Marina Muun (Illustrator)

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the exciting real-life adventures of Ada Lovelace, one of the world's first computer programmers.

Growing up in nineteenth century London, England, Ada is curious about absolutely everything. She is obsessed with machines and with creatures that fly. She even designs her own flying laboratory!

According to her mother, Ada is a bit too wild, so she encourages Ada to study math. At first Ada thinks: Bleh! Who can get excited about a subject without pictures? But she soon falls in love with it. One day she encounters a mysterious machine, and from that moment forward Ada imagines a future full of possibility--one that will eventually inspire the digital age nearly two hundred years later.

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code is the story of a pioneer in the computer sciences, and a testament to women's invaluable contributions to STEM throughout history.

This historical fiction chapter book also includes additional text on Ada Lovelace's lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to teach simple coding and mathematical concepts.

About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series

Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives and times of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!

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Review quotes

"Filled with examples of creativity sparked by small observations, this detailed look at the earliest days of modern computing is engaging, informative, and inspiring."— "Common Sense Media"
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rebel Girls
Publication date
February 07, 2023
A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book
BISAC categories
JUV004010 - Juvenile Fiction | Biographical | Europe
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV036020 - Juvenile Fiction | Technology | Inventions
Library of Congress categories
Great Britain
Juvenile works
Biographical fiction
Lovelace, Ada King
Women mathematicians
Women computer programmers
Computer programmers

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