Looking for summer reading suggestions? Librarian Dee Anderson recommends the Girls to the Rescue series by Bruce Lansky for their multicultural short stories!
Young Readers Will Enjoy these Heroic Tales (Dispatch Argus)
Girls to the Rescue features girls from around the world who save the day through brains and bravery. This groundbreaking series for girls ages 7-13 has been endorsed by parents, teachers, and psychologists as an entertaining learning tool that provides positive role models.
• Jamila, an African girl who saves her village from a hungry lion
• Adrianna, a Mexican girl who rescues her family’s farm from ruin
• Kirsten, a Swedish girl who rescues her cousin from under a frightened horse
• Kamala, a Punjabi girl who outsmarts a pack of thieves
• Sarah, a Polish girl who teaches a greedy baker a lesson
• Rosie, a Hispanic girl living in Tampa Bay who uses her skateboarding skills to save her little brother from attacking pit bulls
• Kristen, a 19th-century Canadian girl who saves a lumberjack from drowning
• Gianna, an Italian girl who braves the dangers of the German patrols during WWII to bring a doctor to her sick baby sister
• Sally, a mid-nineteenth-century African American girl who bravely escapes from slavery with her brother
The stories in these books rise above the rest and speak to today’s girls. With international and multicultural appeal, it’s a great alternative to American Girl.
Check out a free sample chapter on your Kindle here.