#KidLitWomen – Book A Day in March (24)


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 featured book is middle grade novel The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky.

Miranda, age 13 and a high school graduate, is chosen as one of six kids for a mission to Mars. She is sent off to a base in Antarctica for intensive years-long training where she meets her team, the brightest and best from around the world. But things don’t go as smoothly as she’d hoped. This action-packed adventurous book is a page-turner, and readers will fall in love with Miranda (and her robot, Ruby) and cheer her on. Author Katie is also a scientist and her love for science infuses her story. Buy the book!

Her next book, The Seismic Seven, is due out on June 5th!


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