Nomination: Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

61565z9a6VL__SX411_BO1,204,203,200_Wallmark, Laurie. April Chu, Illus. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine. 2015. 40 p. Creston Books, $17.99 (978-1939547200). K-3.

The story of how Ada Byron Lovelace became the pioneer of computer science before there were even computers. By doing what girls weren’t supposed to do, Ada mastered complex mathematics and science to help Charles Babbage bring his calculating machine to life.This books makes clear that Ada Lovelace, now considered the mother of computer science, broke new ground by breaking societal rules when she took interest in mathematics. Ada had to fight to be taken seriously as a mathematician, but her determination put her in the forefront of mathematical and engineering research.

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