Madeleine L’Engle’s Legacy: Science Fiction for Kids

Writer, wife, mother, daughter, friend—all these words describe the amazing Madeleine L'Engle. On what would have been her 100th birthday (November 29), take a look back at what made Madeleine Madeleine. Then look forward to the writers who were inspired by this icon of science fiction writing for kids.

Get to Know L'Engle

Becoming Madeleine: Written by L'Engle's granddaughters, this biography includes family photos, diary entries and letters shared for the first time. 

Listening for Madeleine: Get a more in-depth look at L'Engle's life through interviews with family, friends and even fans.

Time Travel Books

A Wrinkle in Time: Travel through time and space with Meg, Charles and Calvin in L'Engle's science fiction classic. 

When You Reach Me: This Newbery-winning mystery was inspired by A Wrinkle in Time.

Once Was A Time: Will Lottie find her way back to her family and friends after she's transported from 1940s England to 2013 Wisconsin?

Saving Lucas Biggs: Margaret travels through time to solve two murders in this sci-fi-historical fiction novel. 

Check out Jason's Now is the Time blog for even more readalikes.

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