“I love writing for this age level,” said Valerie Tripp, talking about her American Girl books. She’s written for Molly, Felicity, and Josefina. “Sometimes it’s the first independent chapter book that a girl has read and—it’s like it belongs to her.”
What happens when pioneer Kirsten, slavery escapee Addy, suffragette Samantha, that nerd Molly, and Kit (I am too old to know anything about her)—a.k.a the American Girls—come together to fight a well-known evil? Destruction, bloodshed, and, as always, a lesson in American history.