In the Key of Code (Paperback)Aimee Lucido (author)
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Longlisted for the The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021
An original, inventive and heart-warming novel from an exciting debut author about a lonely new girl and an unlikely friendship formed in a school code club that will appeal to fans of Sarah Crossan.
When twelve-year-old Emmy's musical family moves to California so her dad can take a job with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Emmy has never felt more out of tune. But when she ends up in a school computer science club, she finds that she can understand code through a language she is familiar with: music. Slowly, Emmy makes friends with Abigail and the two girls start to discover their voices through the programming language of Java.
Extraordinarily crafted, the novel begins to incorporate Java's syntax and concepts as Emmy, and ultimately the reader, learns to think in code. By the end, Emmy doesn't feel like a wrong note, but like a musician in the world's most beautiful symphony.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'In the Key of Code is thoroughly original in both concept and execution, and it manages to sneak in an empowering history of women's involvement in computers too.' - The Irish Times
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