Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty; ill. by David Roberts Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013 32 pages Over on the Read Like a Girl Facebook page, I've been sharing a lot of posts related to the relative dearth of women in STEM fields. It's a subject that's top-of-mind for me because my daughter, who … Continue reading Rosie Revere, Engineer

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Dare the Wind

Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern; ill. by Emily Arnold McCully Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014 40 pages I was prowling around the Internet today, searching for content to share on the Read Like a Girl Facebook page, when I came across an interview with Merline … Continue reading Dare the Wind

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan HarperCollins, 1985 58 pages For most of my childhood, my family attended a church that had a lending library. Among the books were novels about pioneer-era mail-order marriages, which I completely devoured. They were trite and fluffy reads, but through them I caught a glimpse of something serious: … Continue reading Sarah, Plain and Tall

The Librarian of Basra and Alia’s Mission

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq by Jeanette Winter Harcourt, 2005 32 pages Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq by Mark Alan Stamaty Alfred A. Knopf, 2004 32 pages When the United States, Britain, and George W. Bush's "coalition of the willing" invaded Iraq in 2003, the human toll of the … Continue reading The Librarian of Basra and Alia’s Mission