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"If you've got a good idea, and you know it's going to work, go ahead and do it."
The inspiring story of Grace Hopper - the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science - is told told in an engaging picture book biography.

Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader - AND rule breaker, chance taker, and troublemaker. Acclaimed picture book author Laurie Wallmark (Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine) once again tells the riveting story of a trailblazing woman. Grace Hopper coined the term "computer bug" and taught computers to "speak English." Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was "Amazing Grace" . . . and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life.

About the Author

Laurie Wallmark

My debut picture book, ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE (Creston Books, 2015) , received four starred trade reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal) and many national awards including Outstanding Science Trade Book and Cook Prize Honor Book. My picture book biography, GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE (Sterling Children's Books, 2017) , earned a Kirkus star, is a Parents' Choice Gold Medal winner, and is on several public libraries' "best of" lists, including New York. My latest book, HEDY LAMARR'S DOUBLE LIFE (Sterling Children's Books) , released in February 2019. I have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. When not writing, I teach computer science at Raritan Valley Community College. You can find me on the Web at www.lauriewallmark.com and @lauriewallmark. Want to meet me in real life? Check out my calendar at www.lauriewallmark.com/calendar.php.I am represented by Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris of the Liza Royce Agency.I live in NJ with my husband. I have two grown daughters.

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