Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday!

In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching, inventing, programming, and producing the technology we use today, from iPods to mechanical limbs. Young readers discover exactly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future might lead. They also meet three women who have contributed to the field in critical ways, including Grace Hopper and Shaundra Bryant Daily.

Technology: Cool Women Who Code combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids’ knowledge and understanding of a topic they come in contact with every day. Compelling portraits of women who have excelled in meeting the challenges of their field keep kids interested and infused with a sense of possibility and determination.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $6.75

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL R

Subjects

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Physics
  • STEM - STEAM

Author
 

Illustrator
Lena Chandhok 

Specs

  • 5.75 x 9
  • 4-color interior
  • 112 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Charts
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index
  • Biographies

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619303256
  • Hardcover, 9781619303218

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Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday!

In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching, inventing, programming, and producing the technology we use today, from iPods to mechanical limbs. Young readers discover exactly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future might lead. They also meet three women who have contributed to the field in critical ways, including Grace Hopper and Shaundra Bryant Daily.

Technology: Cool Women Who Code combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids’ knowledge and understanding of a topic they come in contact with every day. Compelling portraits of women who have excelled in meeting the challenges of their field keep kids interested and infused with a sense of possibility and determination.


Reviews

Science Books & Films
+: Recommended
Technology: Cool Women Who Code highlights three women that have contributed to technology in STEM and is an excellent book for young girls. The inspirational stories of these successful women in STEM are the perfect introduction to the careers and contributions in technology for young readers. . . This is a much needed book for our time for young readers to be inspired by strong females in the world of STEM, and recommended for both boys and girls.”

Recommended – 2016 Kansas State Reading Circle

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

Jane Margolis— Author of Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, and, Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing 
“I truly wish Technology: Cool Women Who Code had been around when my daughter was younger. It is a lively and informative introduction for young readers to the world of computing, bringing the field to life through descriptions of the field itself and stories of female leaders and their contributions.”

Tracey Welson—CMO, Chariot Solutions; Founder, TechGirlz
“This book invites girls to understand why technology is cool and makes them believe that they can be technologists! The questions for teachers and parents are great additions, guiding conversations in a positive, forward-thinking manner.”

Juan E. Gilbert— Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor & Chair, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, University of Florida
“This is an important book for our time. It’s imperative that computing continues to become more inclusive and this book makes that possible for young girls.”

Praise for other titles by Andi Diehn:

Ann Turkle, PhD, professor of creative writing
Explore Poetry! is a veritable bento box of poetic snacks. It provides prompts, projects, definitions, examples, models—all the substance for an enjoyable encounter with poetry-making. Explore Poetry! will give parents, teachers, and young learners the confidence to pursue memorable fun with words and the adventure of poetry.”

Peter Money, poet and teacher
“We need all the companions to literature a classroom can carry! The types of poems children will make and speak are everywhere they are. Imagine a vast playground with woods, challenges, games, and treasures. Now imagine the same kind of playground for language: Welcome to Explore Poetry!

Heather Sellers, PhD, professor of English, University of South Florida
“Fabulously readable. Here are 25 projects that really work. Diehn offers so many layers of learning in this bright, fun, accessible, wonderful text. Highly recommended.”

Ellen Daugherty Durr, teacher and literacy consultant
“Through comprehensive content, vocabulary support, compelling examples, and open-ended activities, this valuable resource makes reading and writing poetry accessible to every reader.”


Look Inside

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Author-Illustrator

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Andi Diehn

Andi Diehn is a writer, editor, and book critic with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She has published dozens of articles, stories, and essays and spent many hours volunteering in her sons’ classrooms. She lives in Enfield, New Hampshire, with her family.



More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: R
Subjects: Engineering & Technology, Physics, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , 4-color interior , 112 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Charts, Glossary, Resources, Index, Biographies ,

Reviews

Science Books & Films
+: Recommended
Technology: Cool Women Who Code highlights three women that have contributed to technology in STEM and is an excellent book for young girls. The inspirational stories of these successful women in STEM are the perfect introduction to the careers and contributions in technology for young readers. . . This is a much needed book for our time for young readers to be inspired by strong females in the world of STEM, and recommended for both boys and girls.”

Recommended – 2016 Kansas State Reading Circle

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

Jane Margolis— Author of Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, and, Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing 
“I truly wish Technology: Cool Women Who Code had been around when my daughter was younger. It is a lively and informative introduction for young readers to the world of computing, bringing the field to life through descriptions of the field itself and stories of female leaders and their contributions.”

Tracey Welson—CMO, Chariot Solutions; Founder, TechGirlz
“This book invites girls to understand why technology is cool and makes them believe that they can be technologists! The questions for teachers and parents are great additions, guiding conversations in a positive, forward-thinking manner.”

Juan E. Gilbert— Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor & Chair, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, University of Florida
“This is an important book for our time. It’s imperative that computing continues to become more inclusive and this book makes that possible for young girls.”

Praise for other titles by Andi Diehn:

Ann Turkle, PhD, professor of creative writing
Explore Poetry! is a veritable bento box of poetic snacks. It provides prompts, projects, definitions, examples, models—all the substance for an enjoyable encounter with poetry-making. Explore Poetry! will give parents, teachers, and young learners the confidence to pursue memorable fun with words and the adventure of poetry.”

Peter Money, poet and teacher
“We need all the companions to literature a classroom can carry! The types of poems children will make and speak are everywhere they are. Imagine a vast playground with woods, challenges, games, and treasures. Now imagine the same kind of playground for language: Welcome to Explore Poetry!

Heather Sellers, PhD, professor of English, University of South Florida
“Fabulously readable. Here are 25 projects that really work. Diehn offers so many layers of learning in this bright, fun, accessible, wonderful text. Highly recommended.”

Ellen Daugherty Durr, teacher and literacy consultant
“Through comprehensive content, vocabulary support, compelling examples, and open-ended activities, this valuable resource makes reading and writing poetry accessible to every reader.”


Projects


Author-Illustrator

author image

Andi Diehn

Andi Diehn is a writer, editor, and book critic with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She has published dozens of articles, stories, and essays and spent many hours volunteering in her sons’ classrooms. She lives in Enfield, New Hampshire, with her family.