"The nonfiction story of a team of women innovators, Jean Jennings Bartik, Kay McNulty Mauchly, and Betty Snyder Holberton, who programmed early computer ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)"--
Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and...
"...a... picture book biography of modern art icon Keith Haring, celebrating the ways his life embodied the message: art is for everyone."--
Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone. When he first moved to New York City, he found the subways decaying and dreary-- and decided that they needed illuminating and radiating art. Brown follows Haring's work and message: Art is life, and Life is art. -- adapted from front flap