A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Never be afraid to try something new. You may not only enjoy it, but you could also be really good at it.
Positive Role Models
Both Emmy and Abigail are looking for a right path for themselves. For Emmy, who didn't inherit her parent's musical talent, there's a search for a place she truly belongs. Because Abigail's a gifted singer, she's feeling pressured to choose music over her love of computers and robots. Computer teacher Ms. Delaney (who had a big job in tech) encourages the girls and serves as a great role model for what the future could hold for them.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that in Aimee Lucido's Emmy in the Key of Code, 12-year-old Emmy has just moved with her parents from Wisconsin to San Francisco. Both her parents are musicians, but Emmy freely admits that she hasn't inherited any of their talent. Trying to find a way to fit in at her new school, she thinks about taking music as her elective class, but instead finds herself in Computer Programming. In that class, she makes a new best friend, Abigail, who's musically gifted but would rather work with robots and computers. Much to her surprise, Emmy loves coding -- and she's really good at it. But just when Emmy feels as if she's beginning to find her way, a secret is revealed and Emmy faces new challenges. Not just for girls in STEM, this story is relatable for any reader who's ever been the new kid in school and struggled to fit in.
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