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!