BOOKS & WRITING

EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee LucidoMY DEBUT BOOK IS COMING!

 
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.

Available September 24
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify!

Illustrated by the incredible Abigail Dela Cruz
(See more of her work here)

Pre-order your copy! 
Via Amazon |  Via Booksmith |  Via IndieBound

EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee Lucido

MY DEBUT BOOK IS COMING!

 
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.

Coming out in Fall 2019 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify. 

Illustrated by the incredible Abigail Dela Cruz
(See more of her work here)

Pre-order your copy! 
Via Amazon |  Via Booksmith |  Via IndieBound

Press

 
★ “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

Excerpt:

 

Attempted Duet No. 1

“Hi, I’m new here. My name is—”

“That’s my locker.”

Attempted Duet No. 2 

“Hi, I’m new here. My name is—”

“You’re sitting at my desk.”

By the way…

My name is Emmy.

See PRESS KIT for book and author details. 

Coming Spring 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. 

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