A Sisterhood of Little Women

When I was growing up, I didn't have sisters, just two brothers, and it always seemed like there was something different about having sisters. So when I read Little Women, I fell in love with the March sisters. Reading about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy made me feel like I had sisters, too. I loved the way they seemed to do everything together, even though they were all so different from each other—and didn't always get along.

Try one of these reads featuring lots of sisterly love. If you love any of these books, good news: They all have sequels so you can follow the sisters as they grow up.

I love the five sisters in the All-of-a-kind Family, who have to share one bedroom in a tenement apartment in Manhattan, N.Y., in the early 1900s. You'll want to be part of this family because they make everything fun—even dusting the apartment, eating their vegetables and earning a little money.

The three Gaither sisters don't realize that spending the summer of 1968 with their mother in Oakland, Calif., is going to be One Crazy Summer. As if being sent to Black Panther camp isn't enough, what will they do when their mother turns out to be a better poet and activist than a traditional mom? 

Homecoming is about the Tillerman siblings working together to find their mother, who they last saw at the mall. Dicey may be the oldest at 13, but she is going to need help from her brothers and sisters to figure out what to do next.

You can't talk about books featuring sisters without talking about The Penderwicks. Join Rosalind, Skye, Jane and Batty for a summer full of fun adventures, and some misadventures, on the beautiful Arundel estate.

What's your favorite book about sisters?

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