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#FridayReads: Celebrate Women’s History Month with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Garibaldi teacher-librarian Sharmila Miller recommends The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, highlighting the importance of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

October is Women’s History Month in Canada and this book highlights women in STEM with a strong, independent, and intelligent female main character in Flavia de Luce. This book was originally gifted to me as a high school graduation gift from a friend. That summer, I read it, and didn’t look back as this book is the first in a wonderful series that follows Flavia through 10 novels!

When mysterious events start occurring, after a dead Jack Snipe bird is found on the doorstep with a Penny Black stamp on its beak, 11-year-old Flavia de Luce must leave the sanctuary of her beloved chemistry lab to discover the truth and clear her father’s name. Written by a Canadian author, Alan Bradley, this murder mystery features the 11-year-old female genius chemist and amateur sleuth, Flavia de Luce, who solves crimes using her extensive knowledge of poisons.

I hope you enjoy Flavia as much as I have. 

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