Teen, Sasha Ariel Alston, Authors Children’s Book To Encourage Girls To Code
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Photo: Sasha Ariel Alston/ Vanessa Brantley-Newton

A Pace University information systems student (with minor in marketing), Sasha Ariel Alston (19), has channeled her love of coding into a means of sparking interest of girls in the STEM fields.

Photo: Sasha Ariel Alston

Photo: Sasha Ariel Alston

 

After noticing that there were not many girls, especially other brown girls, pursuing coding, Alston decided to write a children’s book to highlight the basics. The main character of the book, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, is a 10-year-old who developed a natural interest in coding.

Alston launched a Kickstarter earlier this year, where she exceeded her $5,000 goal with a whopping $17,000.

The book is anticipated to become available on Amazon in June 2017.

 

 

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