If you have not yet read it, take a look at What Miss Mitchell Saw – a picture book about Maria Mitchell that was released this past fall. Hayley Barrett, the author and a big Maria fan, took a great deal of time, research, thought, and questions to make this book as wonderful and informative as it is.
And that’s not just my opinion. Hayley has been receiving many accolades and the book has been nominated and listed for several awards – along with her illustrator of the book.
Take a look at this:
It is a Must-Read title by the Massachusetts Center For The Book;
It is long-listed for a MA Book Award;
It is one of five New England regional contenders for the Crystal Kite, the annual award given by the Society of Children’s Authors and Illustrators.
And, there was a lovely review in the Friends Journal:
Congratulations, Hayley, and thank you for making Maria accessible to more people – young and old!