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How many of these classic children’s books by women authors did you miss reading? Some of the books listed here were written for all ages — Black Beauty and The Yearling come to mind — but have been adopted by younger readers as favorites.
Not long ago, my book group read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, an American coming-of-age classic. Among the group, about half had never read it; the other half hadn’t picked the book up since adolescence.While it wasn’t written specifically for children, the book has been beloved by generations of girls despite its tough themes.
It was as enjoyable an experience for those reading it for the first time as it was for those rediscovering it, proving how timeless classics books can be. Read More→