NEWS! BOOK COVER REVEALED for RECIPE FOR DISASTER

EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee LucidoWinner of the 2020 Northern California Book Award
for Middle Grade Literature


EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE is the story of a 12-year old girl finding her voice in programming class just as secrets from her new best friend and her new favorite teacher threaten to destroy her newfound confidence.

Now available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify.

Order your copy today! 

Buy from Booksmith
Or buy via IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon

Illustrated by the incredible Abigail Dela Cruz

Press for EMMY

★ “As Emmy learns Java, the language and structure of programming seep into her poems. Music and code interweave…. and readers will cheer to see them work collectively…to create something beautiful.”  —Kirkus, STARRED review

“Music, coding, strong female techie role models—this engaging first novel should attract a wide audience.”  —Booklist

“This timely debut…champions girls in STEM and delivers a positive message about being ‘always exactly yourself’….Through the author’s creative mesh of coding, music, poetry, and narrative, this story uniquely conveys the art and beauty that can be found in multiple disciplines…. relatable and relevant.”   —Publishers Weekly

“This unusual tale seamlessly weaves basic computer coding concepts into a compelling story about middle schoolers struggling to forge their own identities in spite of the expectations of their families and society.”  —School Library Journal

See PRESS KIT for book and author details.

Coming Fall 2021:
RECIPE FOR DISASTER!

This middle grade novel uses a hybrid of prose, verse, and recipes to tell the story of 12-year-old Hannah Malfa-Adler whose best friend’s Bat Mitzvah inspires her to plan one for herself. But when she finds out that her Jewish and non-Jewish family is split on whether she is “Jewish enough” for one, she takes matters into her own hands to plan the rite of passage she craves, discovering her own Jewish identity along the way.

Pre-order from Amazon now available! (more pre-sale options coming soon)

Book cover by Emma Trithart

Coming Fall 2021:
RECIPE FOR DISASTER!

This middle grade novel uses a hybrid of prose, verse, and recipes to tell the story of 12-year-old Hannah Malfa-Adler whose best friend’s Bat Mitzvah inspires her to plan one for herself. But when she finds out that her Jewish and non-Jewish family is split on whether she is “Jewish enough” for one, she takes matters into her own hands to plan the rite of passage she craves, discovering her own Jewish identity along the way.

Pre-order from Amazon now available! (more pre-sale options coming soon)

Book cover by Emma Trithart

EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee Lucido

Winner of the 2020 Northern California Book Award
for Middle Grade Literature


EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE is the story of a 12-year old girl finding her voice in programming class just as secrets from her new best friend and her new favorite teacher threaten to destroy her newfound confidence.

Now available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify.

Order your copy today! 

Buy from Booksmith
Or buy via IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon

Illustrated by the incredible Abigail Dela Cruz

Press for EMMY

★ “As Emmy learns Java, the language and structure of programming seep into her poems. Music and code interweave…. and readers will cheer to see them work collectively…to create something beautiful.”  —Kirkus, STARRED review

“Music, coding, strong female techie role models—this engaging first novel should attract a wide audience.”  —Booklist

“This timely debut…champions girls in STEM and delivers a positive message about being ‘always exactly yourself’….Through the author’s creative mesh of coding, music, poetry, and narrative, this story uniquely conveys the art and beauty that can be found in multiple disciplines…. relatable and relevant.”   —Publishers Weekly

“This unusual tale seamlessly weaves basic computer coding concepts into a compelling story about middle schoolers struggling to forge their own identities in spite of the expectations of their families and society.”  —School Library Journal

See PRESS KIT for book and author details.

New on Aimee’s blog:

I swore I would never write a book about computers

My two lives, coding and writing, had always been opposites: I did them at opposite hours of the day, on opposite days of the week, and they even used opposite halves of my brain. And I liked them being opposite! Programming was my “real” life, and writing was my “someday” life. And I spent so much time doing each, why would I ever want to let one bleed into the other?

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“Jewish Enough”

You would think that writing a book based on your own identity would be easy, but you would be wrong.In my newly-announced sophomore book, RECIPE FOR DISASTER, twelve-year-old Hannah Malfa-Adler is Jew...ish.Just like me.Just like me, Hannah’s mom was raised Jewish...

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