Hey guys! I’m here today to tell you about a SUPER awesome book I just read. For those of you who don’t know, Girls Who Code is this really cool organization that works to increase the number of women in the Computer Science field. They organize clubs in Elementary, Middle, and High school, and since they’ve started they’ve provided education about computer science to hundreds of thousands of girls.
This book is honestly what we need more of in the world. For one, look at that cover. Do you see the diversity there? This book is about a group of girls of different races, ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds coming together to share their love of computer science. This is 100% what needs to be on the shelf of EVERY library and in the hands of EVERY little girl. I really just can’t stop gushing about this book.
For one, this book provides such positive role models. When I was in elementary and middle school, many of the books about groups of female friends were just terrible examples. The vast majority had storylines exactly like this: Person A and Person B are bffs until they like the same guy. Then they hate each other. Can they ever work past it and become friends again?
That is EXACTLY the kind of stuff we don’t need more of. We don’t need to surround young girls with toxic, fragile friendships that dissolve the minute a boy enters the picture. What we need are stories like these; ambitious, brave, driven young women who share an interest and drive and are BFFS. That’s what I want elementary schoolers reading.
Also, technology remains one of the most male-dominated sectors, and I think books like this are really going to help change that. Instead of saying that computers and coding are “boy’s stuff” this really invites girls in, and shows that they can kick butt at coding just as much as boys can. Yay girl power!
Overall, I really recommend this book to anyone who has a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, etc (or just wants a good book). It really impressed me and I just want every girl in the world to read this book. You can get it here Team BFF: Race to the Finish! 2 (Girls Who Code)
Final rating- 5/5
Thank you for reading my review, and until next time, happy reading 🙂