Secret Coders by Gene Luen YangSecret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Secret Coders

byGene Luen YangIllustratorMike Holmes

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

This title has Common Core connections.

Gene Luen Yang has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Boxers & Saints. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and ...
Title:Secret CodersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.15 × 5.72 × 0.34 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626720754

ISBN - 13:9781626720756


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I really enjoyed this book! It shows kids how to use coding in the real world, not just on a computer. Actually, there weren’t any traditional computers in this book. The kids found a robot, which would respond to commands that were programmed into it. The janitor used the robot for practical reasons, like cleaning the yard, but also for secret reasons too. There was a twist involving a teacher that I didn’t see coming. There is also a mystery that involves Hopper’s father. I have no idea where that storyline is going to go, so I really want to continue the series. The story ended on a cliffhanger, so I’m going to have to read the next one soon for find out what happens!
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secrets out! Funny.....and you can dance to it!
Date published: 2017-11-25

Editorial Reviews

"Gene Luen Yang's talent is prodigious, his enthusiasm contagious....Even this confirmed technophobe was ready to learn coding." -Katherine Applegate, author of Crenshaw and The One and Only Ivan"Gene Yang brings computer coding to life." -Entertainment Weekly"Secret Coders not only uses Logo but also touches on computer fundamentals like binary code and the three major ways that code is organized:sequence, iteration, and selection. By the end of Secret Coders, readers will learn them all, right alongside Hopper and Eni, not as something dry or rote, but something transformative." -Wired"Gene Luen Yang's talent is prodigious, his enthusiasm contagious....Even this confirmed technophobe was ready to learn coding." -Katherine Applegate, author of Crenshaw and The One and Only Ivan"Yang and Holmes do such a great job explaining the concepts that even programming newbies will be likely to catch on. A cliff-hanger ending hints at deepening mysteries to come." -Booklist"Holmes's bold cartoony illustrations are a natural fit for Yang's geeky enthusiasm, and their combined effort offers an enticing first taste of coding that may very well yield some converts." -Publishers Weekly"An excellent first purchase that introduces readers to the power of computer programming through an engaging graphic mystery." -School Library Journal"Convincing kids that coding "truly is magic" is Yang's and Holmes's agenda here, and their series opener certainly does the trick." -The Horn Book