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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

By Rebel Girls

Illustrated by Marina Muun


From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the exciting real-life adventures of Ada Lovelace, one of the world’s first computer programmers.

Growing up in nineteenth century London, England, Ada is curious about absolutely everything. She is obsessed with machines and with creatures that fly. She even designs her own flying laboratory!

According to her mother, Ada is a bit too wild, so she encourages Ada to study math. At first Ada thinks: Bleh! Who can get excited about a subject without pictures? But she soon falls in love with it. One day she encounters a mysterious machine, and from that moment forward Ada imagines a future full of possibility—one that will eventually inspire the digital age nearly two hundred years later.

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code is the story of a pioneer in the computer sciences, and a testament to women’s invaluable contributions to STEM throughout history.

This historical fiction chapter book also includes additional text on Ada Lovelace’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to teach simple coding and mathematical concepts.

About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series
Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives and times of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!


Rebel Girls is the preeminent edutainment company that empowers girls to pursue their dreams without limits. Rebel Girls products inspire children to dream bigger and realize their fullest potential, by introducing them to extraordinary women throughout history. Stories are brought to life through book publishing, podcasts, toys, and digital media. The Rebel Girls community spans over 85 countries, with 5.5M books sold in 49 languages and 7M podcast downloads.


Full-color Illustrations
Featuring full-color illustrations by artist Marina Muun, which depict Ada Lovelace at all ages, Victorian England, the mechanisms of the famous Difference Engine (an early precursor to the computer), as well as Ada’s incredible writings and inventions.

Bonus Content
This book includes exercises and challenges for young readers to learn the fundamental rules of coding. These activities were developed in partnership with Wogrammer, a storytelling platform that highlights diverse women in STEM.

Most people who turn out to be scientists, engineers, or mathematicians first showed interest in those fields in elementary school. Ada Lovelace is an excellent example of a female pioneer in the STEM space whose ideas are approachable enough for readers to comprehend, and big enough to inspire.


More books in the A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series.


ISBN: 9781733176187
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Age Recommended : 6-9

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