It’s Women’s History Month and thus the Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History Month blog is back. I’ll be over there later this month to write about our beloved Bertha; but go over there now to see accounts of the likes of Emily Brontë, Julia Morgan, and Temple Grandin.
On a related note, I’ve been enjoying my commute listening to the audiobook rendition of Ellen Klages’ The Green Glass Sea, a novel about two girls living at WWII Los Alamos that won the Scott O’Dell Award in 2007. The narrator makes main-girl Dewey sound a bit too little-girly, but the kids’-eye view of the development of “the Gadget” remains wonderful as does the depiction, in Dewey, of a young scientific mind. If there’s ever a movie, that actress who plays Debbie on the U.S. version of Shameless should get the part.