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A teenager has written a children’s book about coding – because she wants to encourage young girls into the field and she loves coding, so she does.

Sasha Ariel Alston took two years to write ‘Sasha Savvy Loves to Code’, which follows the story of 10-year-old Sasha Savvy who goes to ‘coding camp’ and learns how to programme games.

It dawned on the author, who is studying information systems at Pace University in the United States of them Americas, that hardly any girls take up coding – so she decided to try and tackle the issue.

Sasha said: ‘The purpose of the book is just to get girls interested in coding and to provide basic coding terms.’

Earlier this year, it was revealed that less than 10% of students that studied A-level computing this year were female – so perhaps Sasha’s book can help to address the pitiful imbalance.

The writer raised $17,000 through Kickstarter to create the book, which is how everyone seems to raise money these days – yet my scheme, a manned mission to the sun, hasn’t received a single penny.

I’d provide you with a link to the book, but there doesn’t seem to be one. Sorry.

No, wait! There is: https://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780997135428