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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

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A great book for the young reader.  This is a book that the teacher needs to have in their library or a great gift for the young history lover in your life.
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This was such a lovely read! I read about Ada Lovelace life, but this version of the story is perfect for everyone. It has some cute drawings that work with the story. Even the cover screams read me because you'll love me! 

I think this book would be a great gift for my toodler! Thank you NetGalley for the eArc in exchange for an honest review.
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A nice piece of historical fiction about a woman who deserves to be known. Easy to read & I think kids will enjoy following Ada through her youth.
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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code by Corinne Purtill is the story of a great woman mathematician, starting with her life as a somewhat challenging eight year old. Ada was a child who did not even care for mathematics until a wise governess/teacher made the subject interesting to her. We see Ada as she develops into a young woman, and eventually a young married mother of three. This middle grade book provides a way for young readers to learn about history in an interesting manner. I will be sure to introduce it to my classes of third through fifth graders. Thank you to Netgalley for this free ebook in exchange for an honest review.
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I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange of an honest review. 

This book is a part of the Rebel Girls series. I previously read the one on Madam C. J. Walker, who I was familiar with. So I was excited to read about Ada Lovelace a woman that I was not familiar with at all to see what I could learn. This book is targeted for all ages . I loved learning that a woman actually created the first computer code! Why didn't we learn this in school? I was so excited to read about her skills and brain as a child and as an adult woman. This book featured illustrations that really helped move and flow with the story. This biographical story was another great one of a trailblazing important woman. I enjoyed this book.
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3.5 Stars (I received an e-arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

This was a cute children's book with the basic information about Ada Lovelace and focuses on how she  got interested in doing mathematics. Which in the time she was alive was very frowned upon as most men thought mathematics was too much for women's little brains (shake my head). I feel that the time jump in the story was a little odd and quite a chunk of time. I have read another graphic novel called Lovelace and Babbage which goes into more details of Ada adult life and this book doesn't feel like it really highlights her accomplishments until the end of the book.
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Another inspiring rebel girls tale, this time about the exciting adventures of Ada Lovelace - one of the world’s first computer programmers.

A pioneer in the computer sciences, Ada defied the societal norms of her generation and became an invaluable testament to women's contributions to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) throughout history.

A quick, satisfying read, Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code is rich in detail and fact yet still refreshingly fun. Children will no doubt relate to Ada's spirited childhood and find empowerment in her drive and passion.

With beautiful illustrations to break up the chapters and educational activities on coding and mathematical concepts, Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code is another fantastic introduction into an unforgettable woman.
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The art style of this one is absolutely gorgeous and makes the book lovely to look at and flick through, and I really love the subject matter! However, I just couldn't "get in" with the writing style of it - I found it kind of stilted and like it was talking down to me - something that I don't think you should do in kids books. A gorgeous book, just not written in a way that worked for me.
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I just reviewed Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code by Rebel Girls. #RebelGirlsSeries #NetGalley 

Who is this Ada Lovelace? Using computer all these times, I never imagine a woman, whom in her era was considered weird, can imagine a machine such as this. Another thing I learned from this book, is that even though hardships may come your way, Ada never let them deterred her mind. One nice read that I didn't believe can be finished in 30 minutes, though (yet I did).
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What a great series, Ada is portrayed with such a strong personality and I'm so glad! She enjoys what she enjoys and won't let anyone take her interests form her
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This is an engaging introduction to the life of Ada Lovelace, geared toward younger elementary children. It covers her work with George Babbage in a way that highlights her curiosity and enthusiasm for science and math, and will hopefully inspire kids to learn more about STEM subjects. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and lovely, and add a whimsical touch to Ada's story.

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As a chemical engineer and black woman of color who has faced a lot of adversity in the field, this book was welcomed change!  I love the Rebel Girls series and how it introduces kids and adults to amazing women throughout history. 

I enjoyed the illustration, but what I loved most was how chapters were not too long and drawn out. As the parent of a struggling reader, an early reader, and one who absolutely hates reading, they each enjoyed taking turns reading this book. One of their favorite things is learning about science, so this book kept each of them easily engaged.
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1)  I love Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls so I was thrilled to see they're coming out with longer books about awesome women for young readers who want to know more!  2)  I love Ada Lovelace, the heretofore little known 19th century woman who defied the odds of her generation and become a mathematician and the first computer programming - before computers were even a thing!  I'm so excited that she's getting more notoriety and that children everywhere have the chance to learn about her from a young age.  This was a great beginning biography, and I loved the colorful illustrations (in a style I've not really seen before!)
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I absolutely adore this book. It’s geared towards kids but I, as an adult, loved it too. It gives a perfect overview of Ada Lovelace that you can use before a more in depth review if you prefer. There are activities at the end to understand what programming is and it mentions Wogrammer an organization I hadn’t heard of before. Overall a great bite sized book if you’re a quick reader and an in depth review for the younger crowd.
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Thanks to Rebel Girls for the ARC! 

This is a work of fiction based on Ada Lovelace's life, written especially for younger readers. It's interesting to see how far she went, because she lived in a time when sadly only men were considered smart. And Ada's the first computer programmer... Yes, A WOMAN. :)
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This books is a fiction account of the life of Ada Lovelace,  Mother of computer programming. Ada has come into well overdue prominence recently, as part of the HerStory campaign and this is an excellent addition to that theme. It is well written and excellently presented, a great addition  for any primary school library.
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A copy of this book was provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

It's an fun overview of Ada Lovelace's life made written in engaging language for younger readers. It goes more in depth than most other books about  Lovelace that have been aimed at younger readers. It's a nice, quick read.
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Ada Lovelace cracks the code was very clever and informative. I was not aware of who Ava was but I feel in this but he doesn't know a lot about her. The book was very well-researched. For those of us who didn't know, Ada was the daughter of Lord Byron, one of my favorite poets. It does show in the book that she didn't really have a close relationship with him. He was gone most of her life and her mother was very upset when he passed but she what kind of indifferent. I don't want to give away too much. But I just really enjoyed this book
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Ada Lovelace, a young woman from the 19th century.  Mother of computer programming. 
This is a fictionalized version of Ada's life. It also includes STEM type activities
Good stepping stone to encourage students to look up more information on Ada Lovelace.
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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code
by Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls

Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 12 Nov 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code by Rebel Girls and Netgalley:

Ada Lovelace was a girl far ahead of her time. She used her incredible imagination to dream up technology that could have jump started the digital age nearly two hundred years ago. In facts she ends up writing what will become the world’s first
programming language.

When she was a child Ada was curious about everything. She becomes obsessed with animals and things that fly. She even writes her own book about them which she calls Flyology. She and her cat, Mistress Puff, geinto all sorts of trouble. According to her mother, Ada is a bit too wild and her imagination could benefit from some discipline, so she puts Ada into a rigorous syllabus of mathematics, languages, and geography.

When Ada comes out in London High Society, she gets invited to the most popular Soirée in town, it is hosted by inventor Charles Babbage, it is there that she discovers a mysterious machine which unlocks a future full of possibilities. But she can’t escape marriage forever, and soon finds herself a wife with three children. She aches to study math again, to stand on the same ground as the eccentric inventor she met so many years ago. She hires tutors to teach her absolutely everything about math and numbers, before joining Babbage in his mechanical world.

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code is a story of the pioneer of the computer industry and a girl who was far ahead of her time

I give Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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