With more and more girls entering into STEM hobbies, careers, and classes, we thought they'd enjoy meeting some story-book characters in which they can relate.
It is our hope that these books will inspire your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, sisters, and friends to take the risks they need to follow their growing dreams!
Here are 8 great books about awesome girls who code!
The New Girl Code: Launch Of A Fashion App: This book tells the story of 15-year-old Charlie, who discovers her love for coding and most importantly, herself, as she enters her sophomore year of high school. Charlie, who lives in Brooklyn, feels awkward and uncertain about things - about her future, friendships, lack of relationships, and even more so, about breaking barriers that once for boys only, the area of technology. When she discovers her love of fashion, she notices changes about herself and her friendships. This gives her the confidence to program an app, called The Fashionist.
Girl Code - Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done: Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world-famous.
Girls Who Code - Learn to Code and Change the World: Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.
Girls Who Code -The Friendship Code: Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a workgroup with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.
Sasha Savvy Loves To Code: The main character, Sasha Savvy, is a super-smart 10-year old African-American girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class to take for summer camp. Her mom discovers that the camp is offering a new class for girls on how to code. Sasha thinks this will be boring and doesn't believe that she is good at computer stuff. Despite this, she decides to give it a chance and convinces her best friends, Gabby Reyes and Ashley Webster, to attend the coding camp with her. Sasha's mom, a Software Developer, gives her a unique formula to help her remember how to code but will it be enough to get her through a challenging first day of camp with bugs everywhere, computing errors, that is.
Doll-E 1.0: Charlotte's world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she's always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She's got a knack for anything technological--especially gadgets that her parents don't know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What's she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll's hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting...while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he'll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play.
How To Code A Sandcastle: All summer, Pearl has been trying to build the perfect sandcastle, but out-of-control Frisbees and mischievous puppies keep getting in the way! Pearl and her robot friend Pascal have one last chance, and this time, they’re going to use code to get the job done. Using fundamental computer coding concepts like sequences and loops, Pearl and Pascal are able to break down their sandcastle problem into small, manageable steps. If they can create a working code, this could turn out to be the best beach day ever!
Hello Ruby - Adventures In Coding: Meet Ruby―a small girl with a huge imagination, and the determination to solve any puzzle. As Ruby stomps around her world making new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots, kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of computational thinking, like how to break big problems into small ones, create step-by-step plans, look for patterns and think outside the box through storytelling. Then, these basic concepts at the core of coding and programming will be reinforced through fun playful exercises and activities that encourage exploration and creativity.