I spent the month of October tweeting about middle grade books, so I thought I should capture it all on this blog. I wasn't prepared for opening up the site and realizing that my last post was three days before my school shut down and we started remote teaching, so before I post about books, a post about the journey. After all, it's all about the journey.
In February, before we were really thinking about COVID, I sent out the following query based on a #MSWL post looking for books with a Ren Faire twist:
Eleven-year-old Catherine of Aragon Smoot has had it with Medieval Times. It’s bad enough during the school year her dad owns the oddest shop in town, selling medieval artifacts while talking in old English and wearing tights. She can’t bear to spend one more summer at her family’s camp where Cat, her parents, and sisters, Elizabeth and Dragon reign over a small band of badly dressed renaissance obsessed aficionados. She wants technology and running water, not three layers of dresses and jousts in her honor.