Writing a Scratch Book for Girls (and Boys)

Presenter: Derek Breen (US)

Summary: When commissioned to write a book about Scratch targeting children from eight to twelve years old, I had two main priorities: emphasize design over coding and strike a balance between projects which would appeal to girls vs. boys. Fortunately I had two target readers in my family, my nine-year-old niece and eleven-year-old nephew. Each would challenge me to make the book “more for them”.

Type of participation: Ignite