The first book in a multi-format, cross-imprint partnership between nonprofit organization Girls Who Code and Penguin Young Readers Group!
Since 2012, Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 10,000 girls across America—and they’re just at the beginning of their mission to close the gender gap in tech. Part how-to, part inspiration, and all fun, this graphically illustrated book by Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani proves to readers that coding is truly for everyone. Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World will show girls how coding skills are relevant to their lives, no matter their interests. Think you’re not a computer science person? Think again—once you read Girls Who Code, you’ll be itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to change the world!
Series Overview: Summer 17: Viking nonfiction book, Grosset MG fiction series book 1. Fall 17: MG fiction series book 2, journal (both Grosset). Spring 18: MG fiction series book 3, doodle book (both Grosset). Summer 18: MG fiction series book 4, board books 1-4 (all Grosset).
Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. She is also the author of the groundbreaking new book Women Who Don’t Wait In Line, in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course. She’s been named one of Fortune’s 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Business Insider’s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.
Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog, Stanley.
Author Residence: New York, NY
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