Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Seventeen year old high school student Libby loves fashion, along with her best friend Dev, but is also a total history nerd. Dev has won an essay contest to have a summer internship with the magazine “Teen Mode,” and wants Libby to come with him to New York City. Instead, Libby will be an Education and Interpretation intern at Camden Harbor, Maine, a recreated sea village of 1791. Her job involves working with a group of 8–10 year old girls in a program called Girls of Long Ago, teaching them to cook at a hearth and over a fire, as well as learning handicrafts of the time. Libby has fun with the girls at her job, and even becomes romantically involved with a boy who works on the boats in the harbor. She also volunteers to be one of the staff to live on a boat that is supposedly being haunted by a long-dead sea captain, trying to catch the ghost. Libby’s adventures make this book a fun and quick read.
Review by Ms. Goldstein-Erickson