Sunday, March 11, 2018

Seven YA novels starring fierce female pirates

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Brinkley tagged seven YA novels that feature powerful lady pirates, including:
Pirates!, by Celia Rees

When I was younger and would devour every book in the library, I kept trying to check out Pirates!—but it was never on the shelves. Turns out, other kids wanted to read it, too. After her father dies, Nancy Kington is sent to live on her family’s plantation in Jamaica, and finds herself in a disgusting situation—both in terms of how her brother treats slaves and in his willingness to marry her off to the highest bidder. Alongside slave girl Minerva, Nancy flees Jamaica and join a band of pirates—one that breaks all the rules she thought unbreakable.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue