FEATURE✨ Throwback to one of @readingisourthing’s earlier posts. Mighty girl, Ada Twist.
Ada Marie Twist is buddies with Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, and I know she’s your BFF too. Why do we love her so much? Because she and this book, “embodies everything we want to see in future generations: fearlessness, creativity, and an unquenchable thirst for answers.” —Evelyn Chapman. What’s more, Ada symbolises and promotes equal opportunities.
From birth to the age of three she didn’t say a word. Her parents were worried, but they had nothing to fear, as Ada was busy exploring, observing, and investigating the world around her. “Why?” was her first utterance, and quickly more queries followed. I overheard a conversation between a mother and child at the supermarket a few days ago. The boy was asking why questions, one after the other, and the mother was answering. She asked a question of her own. “Why do you keep asking why?” It’s that beautiful thing called curiosity. Sure, we have our moments when we want to say, “Stop!” and Ada’s parents did too, but they quickly realised that an inquisitive spirit shouldn’t be discouraged. It’s important for kids to know this. There’s still going to be barriers, but if they have Ada’s persistence, nothing will stop them. Ada positivity, her passion and self-belief is what gets her through, keeps her going. She’s a role model for every kid, so are her namesakes, Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie. Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer, is another must read. I didn’t know this until recently, but Andrea Beaty has a background in Biology and Computer Science. How awesome is that?!
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