Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Author(s): Laurie Wallmark


Meet Grace Hopper: the woman who revolutionised computer coding, coined the term 'computer bug' and taught computers to 'speak English. An ace inventor and groundbreaker, Grace Hopper transformed the world of computer science. This book tells the inspirational story of this amazing woman with a passion for maths, an insatiable curiosity and the firm belief that "it's easier to ask for forgiveness get permission."


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*"Wallmark's tone is admiring, even awestruck, describing Hopper's skill, inventiveness, and strength of character in straightforward, accessible language, introducing a neglected heroine to a new generation of readers. Wu's strong, bright digital illustrations perfectly complement the text while incorporating Hopper's own words in a variety of bold, eye-catching pull quotes scattered throughout the pages. Amazing Grace indeed." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)

"Well-chosen anecdotes and quotes offer a sense of [Grace's] personality . . . Wu's digital illustrations feature rich colors, strong structure, and unexpected but accurate details. An inviting picture-book biography." --Booklist

"[T]he author paints an engaging portrait of a unique woman in this bright and informative biography. . . .The vibrant palette and straightforward composition are eye-catching, and Hopper's curiosity, love of learning, and ambition shine through in her expressive features. . . . Inquisitive readers who, like Hopper, 'want to understand how things work' will appreciate this upbeat biography of a woman who was ahead of her time." --School Library Journal

Laurie Wallmark is a biochemist and software engineer and is passionate about getting the word out to young people about successful women in science.

Katy Wu is currently a Doodler at Google and holds a BFA in Illustration and Entertainment Arts.

General Fields

  • : 9781454920007
  • : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  • : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  • : June 2017
  • : United States
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurie Wallmark
  • : Hardback
  • : 517
  • : Katy Wu
  • : en
  • : 359.0092
  • : 48
  • : full colour illustrations