Daughters of the Faith is a series of 8 books by Wendy Lawton. They are well written biographies of 8 Christian women, focusing on the events of their childhoods. Several of these names most have heard of, such as Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, Phyllis Wheatley, and Mary Bunyan. But some were new names from familiar events, like the Mayflower.
After I discovered them in CBD and read Karen Andreola's review, I found them at our local library. They are interesting and engaging enough that I read them as well, and truly enjoyed them.
Unlike books such as the American Girl series or My America, which are usually geared towards girls, these titles could be enjoyed by boys as well, in the same way that our daughters might read a biography on George Washington Carver or Daniel Boone. And while I enjoy historical fiction, I appreciate that these books are based on true events in young lives, and almost all (if not all) of the characters and events in the story are real, which makes for a powerful testimony of God's faithfulness.
Although they are probably intended for a middle school audience, my 14 yo 9th grader has enjoyed them a lot, and in fact, Shadow of His Hand is one of her favorite books. It had a tremendous impact on her heart.
You can find these titles at CBD or at our local library. You can read more about each title from the author's website .