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 middle grade novel An Unlikely Story of A Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall.
A story about a girl in a big family who feels invisible, but then feels a sense of purpose when the family inadvertently adopts a runt pig. But they can’t keep it because they live in a city, so Josie convinces her parents to let her keep the pig while she searches for the right home for Hamlet (while secretly hoping to convince them to let her keep him). Sweet story that made me tear up during the Christmas gift exchange scene. I’m a sucker for animal stories! Buy the book!