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Ada's Ideas

Ada's Ideas

Fall 2016 Non-Fiction
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Author: Fiona Robinson
ISBN: 9781419718724
Hardcover Price: $17.95

Although there is now an annual international Ada Lovelace Day (in October), its honoree isn't the household name she should be, particularly today in light of the drive to increase the numbers of women in math and science. With dynamic text and stunning cutout art, artist-author Fiona Robinson tells the remarkable story of Lovelace, the formidably educated daughter of mathematician Anne Milbank and the poet Lord Byron. Lovelace found magic in numbers, was thrilled by advances in engineering, and her ability to imagine future possibilities grew with the knowledge she acquired. Due to her creation of an algorithm for inventor Charles Babbage's conception of an "Analytical Engine," this Victorian-Era noblewoman, wife, and mother is considered by many to be the world's first computer programmer.

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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