PRESS KIT

Aimee Lucido is the author of EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE and the upcoming RECIPE FOR DISASTER (Versify, Spring 2021). She’s a former software engineer, and she got her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University. She lives with her husband in San Francisco where she likes to bake, run marathons, and write crossword puzzles.

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.

Details:
Age Range: 10 – 12 years
Grade Level: 5 – 7
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Versify 
ISBN-10: 0358040825
ISBN-13: 978-0358040828

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.

★ “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

PRESS KIT

Aimee Lucido is the author of EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE and the upcoming RECIPE FOR DISASTER (Versify, Spring 2021). She’s a former software engineer, and she got her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University. She lives with her husband in San Francisco where she likes to bake, run marathons, and write crossword puzzles.

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.

Details:
Age Range: 10 – 12 years
Grade Level: 5 – 7
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Versify 
ISBN-10: 0358040825
ISBN-13: 978-0358040828

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.

★ “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

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