It is National Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day. I had to continue with a post about more women.
Two years ago, I did a guest post for the KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month blog. The title of the post was Women Who Faced Amazing Challenges and Succeeded. In the post, I celebrated women with special needs who despite their challenges and what some would say limitations, they succeeded. When I did this post, I realized that there were woman that I knew nothing about and they had made significant contributions in their own way.
Many women have not been recognized for the work that they have done. Many women in the math and science fields were never taken seriously for their work or only found valuable until there was a man to step in and do the work. Today, I honor women who have contributed to the field of math and early computer programming.
Women Who Launched the Computer Age by Laurie Calkhoven; Illustrated by Alyssa Petersen (Simon Spotlight, 2016) - When I read this book, I was saddened by the fact that once the men returned from the war these and other fabulous women were forced out of jobs. And yet the work they have done was so significant.
Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley; Illustrated Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster, February 2016) And back in the 1800's, Ada Lovelace was making the first gains on computer programming without even knowing what a computer was
Girls Who Code along with Women Who Code is a website where you can find out more resources about women programmers.
Don't forget to look for these and other books at your local indie bookstore or public library.
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