Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly
Great historical fiction for middle grade kids. Eleven year old Calpurnia Tate lives in central Texas in 1899 with her parents, her six brothers and her grandfather who is a scientist and a naturalist. The summer of her eleventh year, Calpurnia becomes friends with her grandfather who teaches her science and together they catalogue the various plants and animals that they find in hopes of finding a new species. Calpurnia is spunky and fun and a feminist before her time. The book is totally terrific and I am sure that many middle grade girls will love it! I look forward to reading the next book about Calpurnia! This book has lots of great science and Texas History!