Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani

Girls Who Code

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend.Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principle...

Details Girls Who Code

TitleGirls Who Code
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherPuffin Books
GenreNonfiction, Science, Childrens, Middle Grade, Computer Science, Coding, Technology

Reviews Girls Who Code

  • The Serendipity Aegis ~ ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Good:- Easy to understand.- Rich with ideas (for what one can get done with programming).- Probably will inspire some really young girls.- A good and accessible table of various languages and their uses.Bad: - Too simple.- For people who have seen any computer from very far.- Too many pics, too little info.- All the hype about girls not doing enough programming will probably backfire in our stereotype-laden society.
  • Mkittysamom
    This is an amazing simple intro into coding computer science! I love the idea of creating classes for girls in middle school to teach them how to code and also to show the many wondeful things computer science can do! It features all women in science who are professionals, and the women in history that created coding! Such a wonderful guide even I (as an adult) learned something and it sparked a interest in creating something new with coding! I a...
  • Hanalei1208 Be
    It took a long time until coding came up in the book and to me there was to much text and not enough guided help.
  • Grace
    When I was at ALA, and I saw ARCs of this, I had to pick one up! I am very interested in coding and found this book to be super informative and inspiring!
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
    I received an advanced reader edition from BookExpo. It contains a disclaimer that the art work is not finished and the text is uncorrected. While there were a small handful of “artwork goes here” references, the text was good and clear. I feel 100% comfortable giving this copy to a 5th grader or middle schooler in the neighborhood. Plus it is signed by the author so comes with extra coolness.“Girls who Code” is intended to be a series. T...
  • Bexa
    This is a great resource to get girls thinking about logic and computers and what they need to know in order to start building and programming.
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    So inspiring and empowering!!! I WANT TO CODE NOW!!!! *This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * MrsLeif's Two Fangs About ItFacebookTwitter
  • David Johnston
    This is not a particularly good book. For a book that is intended for children - it is far too long and overwritten. I think this book is more likely to put people off coding than encourage them. It could do with less words, and more quizzes. I think the theme of appealing to girls is good - but I don't think the book does a very effective job of communicating the concepts.
  • Salma
    i read this book although it doesn't target my age group, and i am so glad i did!i was so happy to see the diversity in the characters, especially the Muslim girl who i can relate to. the book's drawings were so cute, and i loved how visual everything was! this is a great book to get younger girls interested in coding. i feel like at times the code did get a bit confusing, but nothing i couldn't handle. anyways i feel like this book is more just ...
  • Suzanne Artis
    I listen to this on a playaway during a long drive And enjoyed it. I learn the difference between programming language in markup language as well as some other techniques to use with coding. Will definitely get this for the library and feel really inspired to try coding as well as maker space again.
  • Nan
    I've been thinking about how coding might sharpen reading and math skills. This may be a great introduction for middle school girls (and for this old girl), but it's not something that would appeal to the kids I work with.
  • Pree Bee
    great book. inspiring and motivating.
  • Miss Kelly
    I listened to the book and know I am going to read it. This is a good intro book to try and encourage young women to learn to code. I found the book inspirational, but technology wise I don't think just from reading or listening to this book I could create an App or website. I would need more instructions. The audio book kept mentioning pdf files. When I ordered the book I couldn't seem to find illustrations or a disk to find the pdf files. Maybe...
  • Steph
    Super cool coding info and full of inspiration to excite our girls into understanding more about , and wanting to try, coding!
  • Annika Brock
    A good book for young girls to learn about what coding is, how it works, and what you can do with it, though I think younger kids will need to go through it with a parent; language- and content-wise, it's more oriented toward upper middle/early high school girls than anyone else.Doesn't go into detail about coding in any specific languages, though, so if you're looking for that I would pair this with another young adult nonfiction coding resource...
  • Kate
    A must read book for young women wanting to learn how to code and change the world. A librarian's choice all the way!!!!
  • Cyndi
    Solid introduction and overview for anyone who is new to coding, has an interest in learning to code and/or teaches coding to K-12 students.
  • Joella
    I liked the narrator for the audio...but there were so many pdfs that were talked about that I think this book needs to be read or be available when listening (so kids can see what they are talking about in the pdfs). But it was a great introduction to coding. And I liked how all the examples were things that kids (especially girls) would actually care about.
  • Emily
    This is a really good overview of coding, debugging and ways to learn to code and change the world. The comic images, timelines and conversational text make the content easy to understand. It is important to remember that this is an overview and other resources would be necessary for more specific information, however this is a great resource for educators who want to learn more about coding or kids who are interested in how they can use coding i...
  • Suzanne
    An excellent introduction to what coding is, what sorts of careers might use coding, how computers impact every facet of our lives, and why girls should give coding a try. Everything from the basics of input and output, to debugging programs, to the uses for programming skills are covered. Along the way there are profiles of famous females in the field of computers - Ada Lovelace, Margaret Hamilton, and Grace Hopper, to name a few. There are also...
  • Bridget
    I really liked the short interviews with various women already working in fields that use coding, and this is a quick but practical guide for anyone who's curious about how to get started.
  • Danielle
    The audio is good, but read the print edition as you'll want to look at the diagrams and pictures mentioned. This was so interesting I nearly got a speeding ticket listening to it.
  • Patrycja
    My copy of "Girls Who Code" is an arc, so there are pages, where illustrations and text is not finished, and the book is black and white only.I am sure the finished version is much cooler, than my arc. And I really do believe this is 5 stars book. I wish I had this kind of resources when I was growing up. Great inspirational book for all girls out there. In the form of a light read, this book introduces readers, especially young girls, to coding ...
  • Kalli Taub
    This is a must read introductory guide for educators and students interested in coding and empowering young girls in STEM. It's imperative that each young lady is told she CAN do what she believes in, and this manifesto offers young women an eye opening approach on building their ideas and dreams. This should be in the hands of every computer science and technical educator in every K-12 school, and there should be a chapter or club in every city....
  • Kassandra
    Learn to code, and change the world. This is what you learn when you read Reshma Saujani's book Girls Who Code. The characters are really helpful to the story. For example, one of the characters comes up with the idea to make a softball app, and then the characters go through the process of making that app. Saujani uses lots of graphs to explain major events in computer history. An example of this is that there was a time line that had the foundi...
  • Molly Dettmann
    I thought this was an excellent nonfiction read introducing girls to coding concepts. There was also plenty of inspirational features about women in the STEM field, as well as practical ways coding has been used to create some awesome products and apps (created by women who code!). I wish I had this book when I was a teen. This book should be a staple in any elementary/junior high school or public library and it'd be a great book for Girls Who Co...
  • Sapna
    This book was recommended by a friend who knows the author and since my own girl is coding, I thought it might be interesting. It is written for middle school girls, trying to get them interested in STEM and computer science. I wish I had read it years ago, as I would have definitely tried to inspire one of my girls sooner!
  • April Lewis
    This book was perfect for inspiration as school is about to start back this week! I'm in love with coding and hearing all of these tips was incredible! This is perfect for girls who are interested in technology but scared to take the final step or even try it! Taking programming has been an honor in college. I'm ready to conquer the world with my fingertips and my computer!
  • Jenn
    VERY easy to understand. This will definitely need to be on hand or nearby during club meetings.
  • Amber Dodd
    Great book for students to get a foundation for coding. Easy to read and understand!