Emmy in the Key of Code - by Aimee Lucido (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Computers & Digital Media
Publisher: Versify
Format: Hardcover
Author: Aimee Lucido
Language: English
Street Date: September 24, 2019
TCIN: 76567349
UPC: 9780358040828
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-7205
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

In this innovative middle grade novel, coding and music take center stage as new girl Emmy tries to find her place in a new school. Perfect for fans of GIRLS WHO CODE series and THE CROSSOVER.

Book Synopsis

In this innovative middle grade novel, coding and music take center stage as new girl Emmy tries to find her place in a new school. Perfect for fans of the Girls Who Code series and The Crossover.

In a new city, at a new school, twelve-year-old Emmy has never felt more out of tune.

Things start to look up when she takes her first coding class, unexpectedly connecting with the material--and Abigail, a new friend--through a shared language: music. But when Emmy gets bad news about their computer teacher, and finds out Abigail isn't being entirely honest about their friendship, she feels like her new life is screeching to a halt.

Despite these obstacles, Emmy is determined to prove one thing: that, for the first time ever, she isn't a wrong note, but a musician in the world's most beautiful symphony.

Shortlisted for a Trinity Schools Book Award (TSBA) 2023

Review Quotes

? "As Emmy learns Java, the language and structure of programming seep into her poems. Music and code interweave.... and readers will cheer to see them work collectively...to create something beautiful."--Kirkus, STARRED review "Music, coding, strong female techie role models--this engaging first novel should attract a wide audience."--Booklist "This timely debut...champions girls in STEM and delivers a positive message about being 'always exactly yourself'....Through the author's creative mesh of coding, music, poetry, and narrative, this story uniquely conveys the art and beauty that can be found in multiple disciplines.... relatable and relevant." --Publishers Weekly "This unusual tale seamlessly weaves basic computer coding concepts into a compelling story about middle schoolers struggling to forge their own identities in spite of the expectations of their families and society."--School Library Journal --

About the Author

Aimee Lucido is the author of EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, and the upcoming RECIPE FOR DISASTER (Versify, Spring 2021). She's a former software engineer, and she got her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University. She lives with her husband in San Francisco where she likes to bake, run marathons, and write crossword puzzles.
Twitter: @AimeeLucidoInstagram: @AimeeLucido
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Reviewer - 4 years ago
This book manages to weave code and poetry perfectly together to tell a beautiful story about a girl finding her place in a new school. I'm no computer scientist, but feel like I have a much stronger sense of the core principles after reading this book. And the story still comes through even without an understanding of code. Different meanings emerge to those with different levels of knowledge. Would highly recommend!
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