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Emmy in the Key of Code

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Coding, music, and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.

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Inventive, lively and relatable, this is an empowering story for any girl who loves computers and coding, wants to try something new, or has ever been a new kid in school. The fact that Emmy in the Key of Code is written in both free verse and JavaScript may seem daunting to some readers, but Lucido's blending of the two is so inviting and effortless that it's never intimidating, even to readers who've never had experience with coding.

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