Girls of Summer

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Article in Young Adult Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction and Picture Books

This celebration of amazing books for amazing girls was begun by authors Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau. After several years in Richmond, the party came to Charlottesville in 2015 thanks to the efforts and sponsorship of the Junior League of Charlottesville. All books on the lists from the Charlottesville events are available at JMRL.


Picture Books

  • JP Cronin, Doreen & David Small Bloom

The fairy Bloom was exiled from the glass kingdom for her muddy boots and messiness. But when the kingdom begins cracking, she may be the only fairy with enough magic to save the kingdom and Genevieve, an ordinary girl, may be the only who can find her.

History-loving Imogene takes a stand to try to save her town's historical society from being torn down to make way for a shoelace factory.

A young girl delights in chasing Big Mama's chickens. But one, Miss Hen always escapes. Until one day the little girl catches up the hen only to discover a good reason not to chase chickens.