[Chicago-talk] Books for Teen Daughter

Jonathan Rockway jon at jrock.us
Fri Nov 9 09:12:08 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 06:16 -0800, Domenic Tassone wrote:
> Greetings from Palo Alto...wondering if anyone has any good books
> suggestions for a teenage daughter interested in programming - ideally Perl
> specific.

How much does she like math?  If she likes it, "The Little Schemer" (by
Friedman and Felleisen; 0262560992) is an excellent introduction to
computer science.  It teaches most of the important concepts (like
recursion) with small one-sentence question/answer sessions.

Jonathan Rockway

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