Where mathematics and science meet literacy, Kaya Thomas has found a new path to convey her ideas. that is to write code
“Coding is about putting together reason and creativity. Because coding is like writing a poem or writing a piece of work,” สล็อตวอเลท says Thomas. “Really, coding is about creating something. which is one of those creative processes.”
Thomas, both an iOS app developer for Calm meditation apps and a freelance app developer on the App Store, launched the We Read Too app in 2014 to fill a gap in the literary world she noticed in the literary world. as a teenager
“When I go to libraries and bookstores or even book fairs at school, I've always come across a series of books that are really just that,” says Thomas. I started to wonder and wonder why among the books I've read, none of the books feature black characters. or written by a black writer So I started researching and found that really And then there are those kinds of books. Just that it's not in the bestseller list or put it on display in the library or in the bookstore."
Although Thomas didn't know coding at all until college. But it was that moment in her middle school days that drove her to start imagining a directory of books for children and young people written by black authors.
"When I found out that someone Being able to create an app is a very important moment for me. With the understanding that I too can really create something. Something that anyone can use and stay within the reach of everyone,” she said. “Technology can sometimes seem like a black box that holds the magic inside. But only to tear off the lid of the box. I knew I could create something that could fix the problem.”
But technology alone cannot solve the problem of diversity in literature. That's what Thomas told us, "what technology can do. and the beauty of technology Is to be a channel that is easy to access and makes people pay attention to this problem. And the release of the We Read Too app in the App Store has allowed me to combine my passion for reading, coding and writing in this app to interact with the literary community in a way that close up and make these stories more accessible to many young people around the world.”
For Black History Month, Apple invited Thomas to talk about trends in black literature that she's observed over the past year. And she will tell herself how important these types of writers, works and writings are to young readers and young people in the Black community.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and World Creation with black characters
Science fiction and fantasy books written by black writers are on the rise these days. It was pioneered by writers Octavia E. Butler, N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor. My favorite author of all is Octavia E. Butler, but her stories may not always be appropriate for children and young adults, and in 2020 we're also seeing young adult (YA) writers in effect. Great debuts include "A Song of Wraiths and Ruin" by Roseanne A. Brown and "A Song Below Water" by Bethany C. Morrow. Fantasies often help readers imagine new worlds. Possibilities and the future, but it's very important that these books don't create a world where black people no longer exist. And when there are more writers including this genre. Black readers were able to imagine and imagine themselves in a new light than they had ever imagined.