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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

Written by Diane Stanley and illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Published by Simon & Schuster
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From nonfiction stars Diane Stanley and Jessie Hartland comes a beautifully illustrated biography of Ada Lovelace, who is known as the first computer programmer.

Two hundred years ago, a daughter was born to the famous poet, Lord Byron, and his mathematical wife, Annabella.

Like her father, Ada had a vivid imagination and a creative gift for connecting ideas in original ways. Like her mother, she had a passion for science, math, and machines. It was a very good combination. Ada hoped that one day she could do something important with her creative and nimble mind.

A hundred years before the dawn of the digital age, Ada Lovelace envisioned the computer-driven world we know today. And in demonstrating how the machine would be coded, she wrote the first computer program. She would go down in history as Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

Diane Stanley’s lyrical writing and Jessie Hartland’s vibrant illustrations capture the spirit of Ada Lovelace and bring her fascinating story vividly to life.

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One telling of how Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron (the famous poet), came to write the first computer program to accompany Charles Babage’s Analytical Engine. It’s kept interesting in story form while not going into unnecessary or overly complicated detail, although it is on the longer side, so this may be better suited for slightly older readers with greater attention spans.

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October 4, 2016

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