Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark - Illustrated by Katy Wu
"If you've got a good idea, and you know it's going to work, go ahead and do it." – Grace Hopper
Grace Hopper dedicated her life to solving computer problems. With her passion for problem-solving and insatiable curiosity, "Amazing Grace" revolutionized computer programming.
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code is an inspiring, upbeat picture-book biography of one of STEM's unsung heroes. Did you know Grace originated the term "computer bug"? This beautifully illustrated book follows Grace's clock-tinkering in childhood to Vassar collegiate life to her long career in the US Navy (she retired as an admiral! At almost 80 years old!).
This is an excellent read for any young person (or grownup!) and highlights unconventional thinking and not being afraid of change.