Penguin Random House, 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection Starred School Library Journal review
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"Aided by Tsurumi’s humorous cartoon drawings that feature a reoccurring group of five girls, the text takes students through the entire process of a coding project. Saujani stresses the importance of planning, critical thinking, implementation, and debugging . . . VERDICT This timely, well-written title is an excellent resource for budding coders; it bridges the wide gap between simple how-to guidebooks and complex coding textbooks."—School Library Journal Starred Review
"For readers new to coding and computer science, Saujani makes its importance and potential clear, showing girls that coding is, in essence, a problem-solving tool that they can use to invent, explore, and take charge."—Publishers Weekly
"Explaining the history and rational behind coding in a conversational way, this book is an exciting find for middle school girls. It begins by giving readers the definitions of common terms they will need to understand. This title is in many ways a "textbook" for coding, but is disguised as a fun read; illustrations and blurbs throughout help keep the content interesting."—School Library Connections, starred review
"Rather than serving as a manual for a specific coding language, this book has two focuses: encouraging girls that coding is something they can do and guiding them to entry points that will make programming relevant to their specific interests."—Kirkus