A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is about a girl named Sara Crewe. Sara’s father dies leaving her with nothing and Sara who started Miss Michin’s boarding school as one of the richest students becomes one of the poorest overnight. She is then forced to work as the school’s maid and live in the attack where she is not treated kindly at all. Will things get better for poor Sara, you’ll have to read to find out.
This book does a great job at telling a triumphant tale about a young girl who is wise beyond her years and very imaginative. I would recommend this book to children 9 and older and can be especially appealing to young girls with its strong female role model. Although this book does have some racism in it so it would be good to have this discussion with your children/students. This book was also turned into a movie which adds an extra addition to book.