Дата публикации: 2018-05-27 17:55
I loved reading Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese so much that I decided to read another book by him. Secret Coders: Get with the Program! is the first book in the series. It’s about a character named Hopper who is new to Stately Academy. Something is strange about Stately Academy, from its buildings, to its trees and to its birds. Hopper quickly becomes friends with a boy named Eni. Hopper and Eni have something in common: they both find Stately Academy creepy. They set out to find the secr [.]
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I love comic books and I love coding. For years, I taught high school computer science by day and made comic books by night. During that time, comics and coding felt like two separate worlds.
Write the English alphabet on a piece of paper, then write it backwards underneath so A = Z and B= Y. Now, write a message below in the code and we''ll see if other children can crack the code.
You can construct a secret message from the above table. Every time you see an "I" you would substitute the "O" beneath and so on for the other characters. The message "Meet me after school behind the gym," would read
Whenever I see Gene Luen Yang has a new book out I get all giddy with excitement. And he has done it again and brought us something completely different and unique. The beginning of a new series "Secret Coders" has secrets, strange goings on and creepy staff at a private school that looks more like a haunted house. What makes this book so fun and novel is its interaction with the reader. Software coding is the topic of the day and Yang weaves this through the first volume by having the character [.]
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Someone throws pudding at Hopper, and she almost gets into a fight with Eni. Hopper and Eni are attacked by four-eyed robot birds.
Hopper''s mom has enrolled her at Stately Academy. Hopper is not thrilled about her new school which looks like a haunted house and is sadly lacking in friend material. But thanks to some strange birds that hang out around the school, she eventually does make a friend, Eni, who teaches her some basics about coding. And the coding knowledge lets Hopper and Eni start cracking some of the secrets of the very strange Stately Academy. (Which will be explored further in book 7.)A short and unique graph [.]