The New Girl Code: Launch of a Fashion App
Tumi Letsatsi is a 15-year old melanin kween living in Rondebosch, Cape Town. Her favourite colour is yellow, she's still trying to figure out how not to dent her afro on the bus, and how one goes about (ahem!) “french kissing”. She’s a little awkward and a lot uncertain about her future, friendships and how to put together a cool outfit! But then she stumbles across the magic of coding and creates an app called “Project Prep” that goes viral and rockets her and her friends to fame. Then everything starts to fall apart, as she deals with a catfish who befriends her and steals her code, nasty rumours at school and the newfound attention of a crush.
The New Girl Code (by Niki Smit, locally edited by Buhle Ngaba) is about the wonders of working in tech, aimed at girls and young women aged 9-15. The project is an initiative of Inspiring Fifty and based on an idea by Janneke Niessen. Discover more information on The New Girl Code.
Specs: a teen novel, softcover, 328 pages, ISBN 978-0-6399343-7-2Ask a Question about this book
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Is it only for girls interested in computing, computer science, IT etc?
Not at all. Although the story is about a girl interested in coding and building apps, it is still very much a coming-of-age story for pre-teen/teen girls. Lots of laughs, mystery, intrigue, and South-African themes.