An addition to this month’s earlier blogpost! Here are some teen reads that are either Little Women retellings OR have the similar vibe of sisterhood, chosen family, and growing up!
Little Universes by Heather Demetrios
Hannah and Mae are sisters that only really have one another to lean on after the untimely death of their parents. They are forced to move across the country during their senior year and have to figure out how to cope with the loss, the growing distance between them, and outside factors that threaten to make that distance even greater if they can’t come together and figure out how not only to mend it but how to lean on each other.
So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany Morrow
At the Freedman’s Colony of Roanoke Island, a haven for the recently emancipated, the four March sisters–Meg, Joanna, Bethlehem, and Amethyst–come into their own as independent young Black women together facing love, sickness, heartbreak, and new horizons.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget are four best friends that have always had each other. This is the first summer that the girls will be going their separate ways on various adventures. The night before departure they discover that a pair of thrifted jeans fit all four of them perfectly and decide right then that magic is involved and this magic will get them through the summer apart. The four best friends start the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, making an oath to keep in touch through the pants and letters.