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 Cilla Lee-Jenkins, Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan. I’ve had the honor of not only meeting Susan, but doing an event with her. She’s super nice, and talented, too!
Cilla Lee-Jenkins is not overly thrilled that she is soon to become a big sister to The Blob (the nickname she gives to her sister after seeing the sonogram). To ensure that her family doesn’t forget about her, she writes a story about the one topic she knows best, herself. Cilla is full of honesty, great imagination, and humor as she embarks on her quest while dealing with feelings of jealousy over her soon-to-be sibling. Buy the book!
And in two days you can buy the follow up book, Cilla Lee-Jenkins, This Book is A Classic! Pre-order the book!