Teen and Tween Books for Fans of Little Women

On December 25, Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women lands in theaters. The film focuses on the Marches as adults to re-examine themes from the original book. While waiting for the movie, check out these tween and teen books about close-knit siblings and friends uplifting each other and chasing their dreams.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, a modern graphic novel adaptation of Little Women, follows four sisters through a difficult year. As Meg struggles to fit in, Jo navigates an unwanted crush, Beth battles illness and Amy faces a bully, the sisters find ways to support each other.

Jameela Mirza WILL be a journalist someday, but right now she’s clashing with the editor-in-chief of her school newspaper. Even worse, her father is working overseas for six months, and her younger sister gets sick. Journalistic ethics and ambition clash in Hena Khan’s Little Women adaptation More to the Story.

The four narrators of Strange Birds form a bond while protesting a scout troop’s worship of a terrible hat. Together, birder Cat Garcia, aspiring reporter Ofelia Castillo, expert researcher Aster Douglas and lonely newcomer Lane Disanti find creative ways to speak up.

Puddin', the follow up to Dumplin', also focuses on female friendships. Like Jo March, Millie is working under the radar to pursue her dream of being a newscaster. Popular girl Callie would never think to help her—until an ill-intentioned prank throws them together.

In I'll Give You the Sun, a life-changing summer causes twins Jude and Noah to switch roles—Jude becomes a social recluse while Noah gains popularity. As Jude finds solace in sculpture and Noah spirals under the weight of his lies, they find their way back to each other.

Blanca & Roja’s family is cursed. One day, swans will take one of the sisters away. However, they are determined to save each other—even as the presence of the swans threatens to tear them apart.

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