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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

Author: Diane Stanley
Lower Age: 4
Upper Age: 8
Price: $17.99
Year Added: 2016
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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer, tells the true story of Ada Lovelace, an amazing scientist who lived over two hundred years ago and defied conventional standards. The daughter of a daydreamer poet father and a highly educated, logical-minded mother, Ada had both a love for math and science and a creative spirit. At an early age, Ada was taught to see the world scientifically, but nothing could squash her imagination and curiosity. Despite the challenges she faced as a woman working in a world dominated by men, Ada went on to write the first known computer code, well over a hundred years before the dawn of the digital age! With colorful and engaging illustrations and an inspirational narrative, boys and girls will enjoy reading about this important historical figure. Young readers will be introduced to real-life problem-solving, early ideas of computer design, and basic concepts of computational thinking.