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Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips
By (author): Miriam Peskowitz
9781524713898 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women Aug 13, 2019
$28.99 CAD
Forthcoming 7.75 x 10.25 x 0.7 in 208 pages Random House Children's Books Knopf Books for Young Readers
Welcome to Code Like a Girl, where you’ll get started on the adventure of coding with cool projects and step-by-step tips, from the co-author of the bestselling The Daring Book for Girls.

Coding is about creativity, self-expression, and telling your story. It’s solving problems and being curious, building things, making the world a better place, and creating a future. It’s about you: whoever you are, wherever you’re at, whatever you want.

Nearly everything you encounter on a screen is made from code. You see, with code you can have an idea and put it into action: it’s your voice and your vision. From the outside, tech and code may seem puzzling and mysterious, but when you get through the door and past the first few beginner steps and your code starts to work, it feels like magic.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:
- Code with Scratch—projects like making a dog walk through the park, sending your friend a card, and devising a full-scoring game!
- Build your own computer—really!
- Create your own digital fortune-teller, with the Python language.
- Make your own smartphone gloves.
- Make light-up bracelets.
- Code a motion sensor that tells you when someone enters your room.
- And lots more!

From the coauthor of the runaway hit The Daring Book for Girls which has sold more than 720,00 copies.

Timely: the world of technology is only increasing in importance, and this book is the perfect introduction

A fun, accessible approach from a writer who learned from square one herself and knows how to talk to beginners

Perfect gift book: just right for parents and grandparents who want to make sure their daughters are exposed to the world of tech

Filled with cool DIY projects and lots of fun facts

STEM connections abound throughout the book

Miriam Peskowitz is the co-author of The Daring Book for Girls. She is the mother of two girls and has been a camp counselor, a historian, a blogger, a musician, and a professor. She is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars. Follow her on Twitter at @MiriamPeskowitz.

Author Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Publicity: PUBLICITY

National Review Attention & Media Outreach

Positioning: From the coauthor of the bestselling The Daring Book for Girls comes a hands-on book for girls who are curious about all things tech, “maker,” and new media.

Early Galley Mailing & Outreach to Top Trade Review Publications (Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The New York Times Book Review, Booklist, The Horn Book) and Long-Lead National General Interest, Family, and Children’s-Interest Magazines

Focused outreach to Women’s Interest and Tech outlets

Pre-Publication Top Media Mailing

Local author appearances (Philadelphia, PA)



Author Social Media: @miriampeskowitz

Praise for The Daring Book for Girls:

“Gung-ho girly advice! The boys had their Dangerous book, now this one is for us’”—Good Housekeeping

“The authors mix inspiring tales of girls who made good…with a scrap bag of how-tos for girlish activities…The Daring Book for Girls keeps…practical knowledge from getting drowned in the techno-flow”—The New York Times

“We’ve had The Dangerous Book for Boys—now it’s our turn. Refreshingly, it’s not about lipstick tips, but pioneering women who inspire us.” —Glamour

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