Grown up Girls: The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009 451 pages Starting with today's post, I've added a new age category: young women. Books under this heading are appropriate for the age group I like to think of as "grown-up girls." They're mature teens and college students, the oldest of the next generation of women. … Continue reading Grown up Girls: The Help

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile by Gloria Houston; ill. by Susan Condie Lamb HarperCollins, 2011 32 pages I love books about books. Or, perhaps more accurately, I love books about people who love books. Partly, I'm just a book geek. Books have been my prime object of fascination since I was a preschooler. It's not … Continue reading Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente; ill. Ana Juan Feiwel and Friends, 2011 247 pages Women and girls are survivors. Throughout history, across the world, we've been systematically oppressed, brutalized, and marginalized--yet here we are. We still make up the majority of the world's population. … Continue reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt; ill. Joy Fisher Hein HarperCollins, 2005 40 pages Have you ever noticed the wildflowers that grow along the highways in the U.S.? If you're like me, you've probably assumed they're "volunteer" plants, sprouted from seeds dropped there by animals or the wind. … Continue reading Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America