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A Coder Like Me - Shini Somara & Nadja Sarell

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Engaging illustrations and an empowering story combine to introduce young readers to the world of coding, computers and problem-solving.

Curious Sam has lots of questions. What is an algorithm? Could a robot be instructed to walk a dog? What is artificial intelligence? A day spent with Auntie Jo turns into a fascinating lesson in coding for Sam! They discover that the world is full of clever computers, find out about the language they "speak" and the brilliant coders who have helped us to understand it. Maybe Sam can try out some awesome coding projects and become a coder too?

With pages encouraging kids to try out coding for themselves and opening their minds to the fun things that can be created using computer code, this brilliant picture book written by engineer and TV presenter Dr Shini Somara unlocks a love of coding and computing and celebrates women in STEM.

Shini Somara (Author)
Mechanical engineer Dr Shini Somara loves to introduce scientific concepts to broader audiences. She has fronted science programming on the BBC, Al Jazeera America, Sky, Discovery and The Science Channel.

Shini is an advocate for STEM education, encouraging women and girls in particular to empower themselves by studying these subjects.

Nadja Sarell (Illustrator)
Nadja is a freelance illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated in 2004 from North Wales School of Art and Design with a BA (1st class Hons) in Illustration for Children's Publishing.
She loves to illustrate children's picture books and chapter books as well as stationery. Nadja also teaches art, dance and narrative illustration to both children and adults.

Nadja lives in a colourful home with her family, a peaceful 15-minute walk through a forest to her studio.

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