Read the January issue of readergirlz.
This month, readergirlz are discussing Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson.
In 1918, Hattie Brooks receives word that an uncle she's never known has passed away and left his homestead in Montana to her. She travels across the country to plant roots in this new place. She is understandably hesitant when she first realizes how much work she has to do to "prove up" her land, but she tackles the many jobs with determination and her own two hands. Those hands also craft letters to her friend Charlie, who is fighting in France, and articles for the newspaper. She befriends a lovable family and others in town as she fights to stake her claim.
After you've read Hattie Big Sky, drop by the readergirlz forum and discuss the book with other readers.
Check out other books recommended by the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council:
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (fiction)
Loose Threads by Lorie Ann Grover (verse novel)
A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson (fiction)
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marion Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (non-fiction)
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My review of Hattie Big Sky
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