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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Inspiring bio of woman who published first computer code.

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Filled with examples of creativity sparked by small observations, this detailed look at the earliest days of modern computing is engaging, informative, and inspiring. Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code is packed with historical information about the kinds of innovation that were just starting to be considered in the early 1800s. Readers who've grown up with hand-held, lightning-fast computers will get an interesting view of the woman who started it all, and will come away with an appreciation of the social pressures she faced as a woman who insisted on using her brain in a time when that was not required.

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