Girls Who Code: Team BFF: Race to the Finish
Written by Stacia Deutsch
Ages: 8 - 12
Grade Level: 3 – 7
This week’s blog was about technology. So is the book for My Reads. It’s about a team of girls who code…they program a computer. Wow!
The team on the cover are competing in a hackathon. They’re not hacking computers. (That was my guess.) They’re doing an all-day computer contest where they must program a robot to navigate a maze. Their equipment— a robot rover, a motherboard, and 4 modules that add personality to their robot. Wow again!
But this story’s about more than robots and coding. It’s filled with tween stuff, like crushes on boys, and the conflict between friends and family. The plot centers on Sophie. The 6th grader’s torn between her family who need her to babysit, and her friends who need her for the hackathon. How can Sophie choose? No matter what, she’ll disappoint someone. Wowsers! Check out this book to see how Sophie succeeds, with a little help from her family and friends.
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.