See KidlitWomen for daily links to posts by the children’s lit community, in celebration of Women’s History Month and focusing on improving the climate for social and gender equality. I plan to share my favorite books focused on girl characters and/or written by women through this month.
This weekend I’d like to share two books in The Bland Sisters series by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Jen Hill. The Bland Sisters are Kale and Jaundice who live on their own while waiting (a very long time) for their parents to return. They like their quiet life in Dullsville, darning socks. But in The Jolly Regina, the sisters end up on a pirate ship with swashbuckling (female) pirates on an expected (and unwanted) adventure. And in book 2, The Uncanny Express, Kale and Jaundice end up on a train. They become assistants to a great detective as they try to unravel the mystery and interrogate the passengers on the train who all seem a bit suspicious. Both books are full of clever word play and mystery. Buy the books!