Ada grew up in an extraordinary time surrounded by opportunities. With her mathematically minded mother, she had little choice in her own mastery of math. The industrial revolution and chances to tour the factories opened Ada’s mind to possibilities all around and the connection to famous inventor, Charles Babbage, stretcher her imagination to think about what could be possible within the constructs of his inventions. Fiona Robinson does a lovely job of illustrating the pages with Ada dancing among gears and whirling in the hole punched pages. The only time she seems to be in a resting state is when she is struck by measles. The inclusion of a bibliography will help young readers find more on this fascinating topic.
Title: Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer
Author and Illustrator: Fiona Robinson
Published 2016 by Abrams Books for Young Readers
This copy was received from the publisher for review.