Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #2) by Jacqueline Kelly
In this second book in the series, Callie Vee is 12 and turns 13. She continues to eagerly learn science from her grandfather, her kindhearted younger brother Travis feeds stray animals trying to turn them into pets and cousin Aggie, a victim of the "flood" created by the hurricane of 1900 when it hit Galveston, which Callie and her grandfather predicted using a homemade barometer, has moved in with the family and shares Callie's bedroom. The story is great and is filled with interesting science and Texas history facts and has a definite feminist leaning since in 1900, girls were only expected to marry and have families and not be interested in learning and science. I think that this series of books would be great to add to the required reading or books that kids could chose from for school reading in seventh grade since that is when Texas history is studied in Texas schools. I loved the characters of Callie and her grandfather and totally enjoyed this book. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.