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.
Laurie Wallmark has degrees in Biochemistry from Princeton University, Information Systems from Goddard College, and Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut book, <i>Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine</i> (Creston Books), received four starred reviews (<i>Kirkus</i>, <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, <i>Booklist</i>, and <i>School Library Journal</i>), praise in <i>The New York Times</i>, and numerous awards. Laurie lives in NJ. Twitter: @lauriewallmark.<br /> <br /> With a BFA in Illustration and Entertainment Arts from Pasadena Art Center College of Design in 2007, Katy Wu has worked for Google, Laika, Pixar, CinderBiter, and Simon & Schuster. <i>Grace Hopper </i>was her first picture book; her second was <i>Dumpling Dreams</i>, written by Carrie Clickard (Simon and Schuster). She has also worked on such projects as the feature film <i>Coraline</i>. She lives in New York City. Follow her online at katycwwu.tumblr.com.
Katy Wu received a BFA in Illustration and Entertainment Arts from Pasadena Art Center College of Design. She has worked as a Google “Doodler” and as a concept artist for Laika, Pixar, and Blue Sky Animation Studios. She is the illustrator of two previous picture books, <i>Dumpling Dreams</i> and <i>Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code</i>.