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<h1 class="p-name">Ada &amp; Zangemann - A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream</h1>
<p>Here you find additional information and resources about the book "Ada
&amp; Zangemann - A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream"
by <a href="https://k7r.eu">Matthias Kirschner</a> and <a
href="http://sandra-brandstaetter.com/">Sandra Brandstätter</a>.</p>
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<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/68cd3c7c9cd48815dccd5ecec7e26b51.png" alt="Book cover from Ada and Zangemann and a skateboard from the book" />
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<h2>About the book</h2>
<blockquote><p>The famous inventor Zangemann lives in a huge villa high above
the city. Adults and children alike love his inventions and are desperate to
have them. But then something happens: when Zangemann wants to take another
close-up look at his inventions during a walk through the city, a child hits
him in the shin with the skateboard. That hurts! Enraged, the inventor makes
a momentous decision... The clever girl Ada sees through what is going on.
Together with her friends, she forges a plan.</p>
<p>This illustrated children's book tells the story of the famous inventor
Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. Ada begins to experiment with
hardware and software, and in the process realises how crucial it is for her
and others to control technology.</p>
<p>A book that arouses children's interest in tinkering and encourages
shaping technology.</p></blockquote>
<p>The book is currently <a
href="https://oreilly.de/produkt/ada-und-zangemann/?ref=10022">available in German by
the publisher O'Reilly Germany / Dpunkt Verlag (affiliate link - the FSFE gets 12%)</a> and can be ordered from your preferred
book store with the ISBN 978-3-96009-190-5.</p>
<p>We are working on an English version. As soon as the English version is
done, we would be interested in <strong>more translations</strong>. If you
want to help us with enabling professional published translations, <a
href="mailto:contact@fsfe.org?subject=Ada and Zangemann">reach out to
us</a>.</p>
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src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/624801358184dc7876117b818a8b6b83.png"
alt="Landscape with computers in many different devices"/>
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Book pages 16+17 from Ada &amp; Zangemann by Matthias Kirschner (author) and Sandra Brandstätter (illustrator)
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<h2>How to learn coding?</h2>
<p>There are many resources out which help young people to learn programming.
Our community is gathering more information about that topic on our <a
href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/action/edit/Activities/ProgrammingForChildren">wiki
page</a>, and we invite you to help us with amending and keeping this
up-to-date.</p>
<h2>Download drawing templates</h2>
<p>We provide some drawing templates for children. You can download the <a
href="/activities/childrensbook/ada-drawing-template.en.pdf">PDF file</a> and
print out the pages you like.</p>
<h2>Gallery of Ada &amp; Zangemann by children</h2>
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src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/8292cd02453d853aa4b72036385d7940.jpg"
alt="Picture of children's book on the table with self painted illustrations"/>
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Amelia, 6 years, was one of the test readers of the book Ada &amp; Zangemann. As there were no illustrations yet at that time, she painted it herself.
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<p>We would love to publish pictures of paintings or other things that
children created about the book. In case your child painted an own version of
Ada or Zangemann, a modified skateboard, how they imagine software, or how
computer who print ice cream could look like in future. Please <a
href="mailto:contact@fsfe.org?subject=Ada and Zangemann">e-mail them to us
</a> including the permission for us to publish them under either CC-0 or
CC-BY-SA.</p>
<h2>Ada stickers and postcards</h2>
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<img src="/contribute/promopics/childrensbook-sticker-ada-thumb.png" alt="A die-cut sticker of Ada protagonist in the children's book Ada and Zangemann - A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream." />
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<img src="/contribute/promopics/childrensbook-sticker-zangemann-thumb.png" alt="A round sticker of Zangemann protagonist in the children's book Ada and Zangemann - A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream." />
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<p>We provide some "Ada &amp; Zangemann" stickers and plan to provide postcards, and other
material which you can order gratis on our <a
href="/contribute/spreadtheword#childrensbook">information material page</a>.</p>
<h2>Additional information about software freedom</h2>
<p>You would like to receive news about "Ada &amp; Zangemann", for example
about new stickers or other materials, new translations, or other information
about the book? You can subscribe to the FSFE's mailings and not miss this
information as well as also receiving general information about software
freedom and the FSFE's work.</p>
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<h2>Already a teenager?</h2>
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<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/0b5182d1811b20495b4b2820d55b24da.jpg" alt="Three teenagers standing in a hackerspace" />
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<p class="license">
Graphic by <a href="https://mullana.de/">Lisa Schmidt</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">CC-BY-SA 4.0</a>
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<p>For teenagers who are already experienced in programming, the FSFE is organising the <a
href="/activities/yh4f/">"Youth hacking for freedom" coding competition</a>.
Please help us to promote this activity and encourage teenagers to start programming.</p>
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