I, Ada

Publisher: Andersen Press

Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as the world’s first computer programmer for her calculations work with Charles Babbage on the Analytical Engine, a theoretical forerunner to the first digital computer. Yet, for many years, her contribution to the history of computer technology was overlooked.

Ada was also the daughter of the poet Lord Byron and was as such rich and privileged, which allowed her to pursue her studies in mathematics and science, despite her mother’s disapproval that these were not suitable pursuits for young ladies.

Ada Lovelace has recently been profiled in a number of excellent nonfiction biographies, but it’s a delight to read Julia Gray’s fictionalised memoir told in a very believable Ada voice. Reminding us that Ada was also a young woman growing up in a restrictive era, with all the normal desires and dreams young people have, Gray’s Ada is smart, visionary, funny and totally relatable. I, Ada is a great way to learn about an important historical figure and enjoy a great story with an engaging narrator at the same time.

More books like this

Everything All At Once

Author: Stephen Camden

What is secondary school for you? Friends; enemies. A haven; a jungle. Somewhere lonely; somewhere full of life. A set of walls within which a thousand thoughts, emotions and experiences take place.

Here is a story of one day at one secondary school, told entirely in verse, each poem/chapter a different student’s perspective, capturing in one perfect snapsho…

Read more about Everything All At Once

Line Of Fire: Diary Of An Unknown Soldier

Author: Barroux Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

In this striking graphic novel adaptation of a 100-year-old diary, the events of the first two months of WWI are told through the eyes of the unknown soldier. This is living history in the form of one man's story silhouetted against the historical events of 1914 that formed and transformed the world we live in today.

Amazingly, the author/artist Barroux …

Read more about Line Of Fire: Diary Of An Unknown Soldier

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...