How do fearless ideas begin? Travel along with young Bill Gates on his life's journey full of curiosity, discovery, hard work, and most important, fearlessness--the inability to see limits. The book invites young readers to pursue their passions and awaken a sense of ambition and responsibility for others as they grow.
SHARON MENTYKA is a writer, designer, and teacher whose stories grow from small kernels of truth and explore common themes- fairness, transitions, and the complicated path to finding your own voice. Her middle-grade novel Chasing at the Surface was named the 2016 children's winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. After graduating from ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles, VIVIEN MILDENBEGER packed up her pencils and moved to a lovely farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. There she works on her illustrations, pottery, and other general magic-making. She loves illustrating for children most of all. Vivien is also an avid bread baker and shares her farm adventures with her fiance, two cats, and dog, Peter. Her work has been featured by publications such as New American Paintings and American Illustration. Publishing clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, QuartoKids, Little Bee, Penguin and Macmillan/Henry Holt.
"Eye-opening for young people who often take their technology for
granted." --Kirkus Reviews
"Mildenberger renders her naif illustrations in muted hues, and relevant visuals-zeroes and ones, computer keyboards, and myriad worries-ribbon through spreads." --Publishers Weekly
"Mildenberger's enchanting illustrations are full of clever thematic details, like the clouds of zeroes and ones that follow Gates around after he discovers coding."--School Library Journal