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Mothers  Daughters

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Mother-Daughter Relationships in Children's Fiction


Dreamer Wisher Liar by Charise Mericle Harper

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • Grades 4-6 interest 
  • See also: Wishes & Other Magic
  • On my blog: Speaking of Wishes
  • My review: here
  • Ashley discovers a jar full of wishes that allow her to experience parts of her mother's childhood.


What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • Grades 4-6 interest 
  • I wrote about it here 


Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly


Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4 to 8 interest
  • Graphic novel 
  • Priyanka has so many questions about her mother's life in India, but her mother doesn't want to talk about it. 


The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4 to 6 interest
  • Natalie is determined to find the thing that will bring her mom back from her depressive state. 


Front Desk by Kelly Yang 

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Only ChildCompetitionNew Kid, Writers
  • Mia enters a writing contest despite her mother telling her she will never be able to write well in English


The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

  • Pub Date: 2019
  • Grades 4-7 interest 
  • Graphic Novel 
  • Moth discovers that she is a witch but her mother forbids her to learn magic. 


The Lost Language by Claudia Mills

  • Pub Date: 2021
  • Grades 5-8 interest
  • See also: BFF Trouble 
  • Betsy and Lizard try to save a dying language together to impress Betsy's mom, who doesn't like Lizard.


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