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Power On! by Jean J. Ryoo and Jane Margolis
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Power On! by Jean J. Ryoo and Jane Margolis
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Apr 19, 2022 | ISBN 9780262543255

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“Ryoo and Margolis have created a fun and engaging story that explores the importance of computing and data education, biases in education, issues in equity and ethics in tech, and much more. Braiding together the stories of these friends with explainers on computer science and profiles of people of color and women in tech, this book is highly informative for young people wanting an accessible intro to computer science and tech.”
—American Scientist

“Informative, impactful. . . . The authors deftly weave factual information . . . in with the computer science narrative, and the texture of teenage life in the early 2020s: quizzes, parental pressure, Black Lives Matter protests, bullying, family strife, a Juneteenth barbecue, crushes, and frustrations. They come to know, and show the reader, the importance of diversity in the computer science field, and the empowerment involved in not only understanding it but moving the field forward.”
Nina MacLaughlin, The Boston Globe

Power On! is a fresh read from the otherwise superhero, fantasy, and science fiction stories that majorly fill this [comic book and graphic novel] space. In fact, the writers have created a group of heroes in their own right, just without all the multi-million-pound gadgets and special powers, that could hopefully inspire potential young readers… It’s about time that things begin to change, and graphic novels like these are a step in the right direction.”
—E&T Magazine

“What a cool concept: This new graphic novel follows four friends who use computer science to make the tech world—and the world more broadly—a fairer, more equitable place. Make sure to share it with a young person in your life.”
—Melinda French Gates


Texas Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List WINNER 2023

Table Of Contents

1 This Is Messed Up 1
2 Summertime 15
3 High School Begins 27
4 Why Do We Need to Learn Computer Science? 52
5 Someone Like Me 70
6 We Are the Change We Want 83
7 Students Take Lead: Computer Science for All 99
Authors’ Statement 123
Acknowledgments 125
Notes 127

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