Anne-Marie’s first book She’s In CTRL, is part of her two-book deal with Transworld publishers. The two non-fiction titles shine a light on the important role of women and diversity in STEM sectors.
As a leading figure in the tech industry and champion of STEM in education, Anne-Marie has also collaborated with DK to release How to be a Maths Whizz, which is packed full of activities to inspire young children to improve their maths skills.
She’s In CTRL
Recently our eyes have been opened to the dangerous fact that our technology is built by a series of big decisions made by a small number of people, mainly men. It means our technology is derived from the gender, nationality and beliefs of a section of society whose lived experience may not chime with our own. The tech world might feel beyond reach, particularly if you’re a woman.
But in She’s In CTRL, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a dynamic advocate for women in STEM, insists that technology is not an unchangeable and unquestionable force. It is not the preserve of the elite. It is in our homes and in our hands. Rather than feeling powerless to make changes to the way tech works and fails, she argues that it’s time to get into the room where the decisions are made. Or, better still, create our own tech rooms.
This powerful book about women, tech and daring to dream takes inspiration from Dr Imafidon’s own experience and from the stories of other pioneers and innovators who have, against the odds, transformed technology. She’s In CTRL is an inspirational narrative about how women must play a part in ensuring a future that’s evenly distributed.
How to be a Maths Whizz
DK Children (7 May 2020)
With more than 30 activities and crafts that children can play their way through, this kids’ book takes the fear away from maths.
Children will find out that being a mathematician isn’t just about scrawling numbers on a dusty chalkboard - it is part of our everyday lives!
How to be a Maths Whizz will teach kids to think like maths pros as they ask mathematical questions and get hands-on with key maths concepts. From calculation and place value, to time, shapes, and measurements, core curriculum maths topics are covered in creative and engaging ways.
This book invites you to investigate maths in a playful and hands-on way, using things from around your home: find out about 3D shapes by designing and building your own city, learn about measurement by growing your own plant, and uncover the mystery of coordinates through drawing your own treasure map. If you like solving problems, making things, and learning facts, then this is the book for you, mathematician!