#KidLitWomen – Book A Day in March (13)


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.

Today’s book is the middle grade novel The Stars of Summer by Tara Dairman, the sequel to All Four Stars.

Twelve-year-old Gladys Gatsby has a huge secret – she is the New York Standard’s newest restaurant reviewer. Only her two best friends, her aunt in France, and the grocer know her new career. This is a dream come true for Gladys, a foodie and writer – but how will she continue doing her assignments when she has to go to summer camp? Then there’s the fact that her editor took away prime assignments and gave her one of finding the best hot dog in the city. Little does Gladys know that the other restaurant critic, jealous of Gladys, is trying to sabotage her. With the help of her friends, Gladys not only is able to complete her assignment, but she grows closer to her parents AND helps her editor save her job. Such a cute story! Buy the book!

And our guest recommendation today comes from Kara LaReau and is a book I have on my TBR pile!

Kara says: From the moment I read Starring Carmen!, I knew this little drama queen was going to be a sensación, thanks to a show-stopping story by Anika Denise and dazzling illustrations by Lorena Alvarez Gomez. I can’t wait to check out her next performance in Lights, Camera, Carmen! this fall! Buy the book!



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