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The Amelia Six by Kristin L. Gray

The Amelia Six by Kristin L. Gray is a juvenile fiction book for 4-6th graders.

Eleven-year-old Millie Ashford can't wait to spend the night in Amelia Earhart’s childhood home, turned museum. Though she is nervous to spend it with five other girls from across the country, she can't wait to be in the home of her hero.

Once at her heroes home, Millie finds out that Amelia’s famous flight goggles have gone missing and the culprit has to be someone in the house. Along with the five other girls, chose to spend the night in Amelia's home, Millie must track down the culprit before Amelia Earhart's goggles go missing forever!

This was a fun, quick read. It hits all markers of a good juvenile mystery, with a few good red herrings thrown in as well. We also get a lot of great Amelia Earhart factoids and there are several, girls can do anything, moments. Even though all of our main characters are women, I think boys would also be drawn to the mystery elements of the story.

On top of the mystery, The Amelia Six, is definitely a book about friendship and finding a place to "fit in." Millie, shy and somewhat of an introvert, develops a bond with the five other girls staying at the museum and each of the girls brings something different to the story.

I enjoyed this book and it would pair well with a lesson on flight or even a paper airplane challenge! This one gets 4 stars from me.

That's all for now!


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