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Technology: Cool Women Who Code

By Andi Diehn  
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 5.75 x 9 size | 4-color interior | 112 pages
Subject: Science


National Science Teaches Association Recommends
“Coding is extremely popular with students now as they work to develop games and apps to meet the common social and gaming interests. Written like a magazine with short reading areas followed by “Ask & Answer” essential questions, the book focuses on reading comprehension and reasoning skills while also teaching about technology then and now. . . This book is anything but dull and definitely not ‘textbooky’”. Read the complete review online.

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.”

School Library Connection
“Most readers have not heard of the brilliant women covered in this series, though all were innovators and contributors to their fields. Each of the remarkable women featured in these well-written titles had to overcome obstacles to succeed in traditionally male careers; each is a strong STEM role model for young women today. Readable and accessible to students, the books are beautifully designed with color, graphics, comic illustrations, boxes, and short paragraphs. Teachers will be thrilled with the plentiful primary sources included as QR codes that will immediately engage their classes. “Ask and Answer” essential questions intrigue one to think more deeply and “She Says” quotations inspire young scientists to persevere. A treasure trove of discovery, this interactive series promises to influence the next generation of female science stars. Glossary. Timeline. Index. Highly Recommended

Recommended - 2016 Kansas State Reading Circle

“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. 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.”


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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.


Technology is Everywhere

Chapter 1
Technology Past and Present

Chapter 2
Grace Hopper

Chapter 3
Shaundra Bryant Daily

Chapter 4
Jean Yang