I agree, but it took me a long time to reach that opinion. Growing up with one older and two younger sisters I was surrounded by girls. Yep, always in the middle. Back then they were anything but spectacular to me, but over the years I’ve seen them grow into solid people and friends. Yes, spectacular they are.
What a great idea to celebrate sister hood with over 40 sets of Spectacular Sisters.
Many of the names won’t be familiar to young middle grade readers like the Andrews Sisters, Ann Landers and Dear Abby, or the Seven Sutherland Sisters. But enough familiar names like Venus and Serena Williams, or Beyoncé & Solange Knowles are featured to attract the younger set. Reading about the less familiar ones though will probably end up as their favorites.
Each chapter has the same format. There is an illustration of the sisters featured then a two page summary of their accomplishments. It’s not an in depth biography but there is enough information that will encourage further research.
I enjoyed the unique families like the Azmi sisters, all six from a Pakistan Muslim family who play field hockey in Canada. Also the Balbusso sisters who have made a name for themselves in Italy as Artists and illustrators.
If you have sisters like me or not, this fun read will keep you entertained for hours.
BOOK BIRTHDAY: November 7, 2021 PAGE COUNT: 208
About the Author
Aura Lewis is an author-illustrator and designer with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is inspired by fashion from around the world, playful color, vintage design and popular culture. Aura’s work is featured in books for children and adults, on television, stationery, ad campaigns, branding, murals and editorial publications.
Her publishers include Harper Collins, Hachette, Abrams, Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books, Quarto, Scholastic and Simon & Schuster. Her Illustration clients include Hallmark, Disney, The New York Times, Hawaii Business Magazine, Flow Magazine, yU+co.
(For more visit Aura’s website)