Our girl protagonist of April is Nancy Drew! She is a sleuth in an American mystery series created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer as the female counterpart to his Hardy Boys series. Nancy Drew first appeared in 1930. The books are ghostwritten by a number of authors and published under the collective pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Nancy Drew is a 16-year-old high school graduate, and in later versions, is rewritten and aged to be an 18-year-old high school graduate and detective. In the series, she lives in the fictional town of River Heights with her father, attorney Carson Drew, and their housekeeper, Hannah Gruen. As a teenager, she spends her time solving mysteries, some of which she stumbles upon and some of which begin as cases of her father’s. Continue reading
Our girl protagonist of March is Anne of Green Gables! She is the main character in the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L.M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm at Green Gables, in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Continue reading
Our girl protagonist of February is Pippi Longstocking! She is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi was named by Lindgren’s daughter Karin, who asked her mother for a get-well story when she was off school. Pippi Longstocking quickly became popular in Sweden upon publication, and by the end of the 1940s, 300,000 copies had been sold. As of 2009, the book has been translated into 64 languages. Continue reading
Starting 2020, Adorageek will celebrate the story of girl protagonist in literature! We have so many remarkable girl protagonists that have inspired us throughout our lives. So every month, Adorageek will celebrate the story of a girl protagonist. You will see characters from different stories, from literature to fantasy and science-fiction to romance; and Adorageek has especially chosen different girl protagonists to represent the diversity of human culture and ethnicity. They are as colorful as we all are!
For this month, Adorageek will celebrate the story of Jo March! Continue reading