This weekend I had full intentions of going to my local9/11/2021, 5:58:42 PM
This weekend I had full intentions of going to my local bookstore ( @keplersliteraryfoundation ) to see Alex Bracken and Tamara Ireland Stone together in conversation about their debut middle grade books that came out last week, but I couldn’t get my act together. I had stayed up the previous night until 4 a.m. baking hand pies for a bake sale towards OUR rescue, and well, I’m old now people. I was dead on my feet before the signing even started. . So I didn’t get my books signed, but Tamara did send me a copy of “Click’d” (thank you, thank you!!) and I love the sound of it. I love the girl coding plot in this book and it’s the kind of book I want on my book shelves for my daughter to find. . If you could build an app, what kind would you create? I need a book organizer app that pings me when books are going to be released, helps me keep track of what shelf or box I’ve stored a book etc. etc. Someone want to make that for me? . Synopsis: Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. CLICK'D pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about CLICK'D. . Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present #CLICKD to the judges? . New York Times best-selling author #TamaraIrelandStone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut.