In honor of this splendid holiday, I have compiled a list of
MY TOP TEN MAGNIFICENT BOOK MOMS!
9. Mrs. Murry from Madeleine L’Engle’s YA/middle-grade book, A Wrinkle in Time for breaking gender barriers with her science career.
8. The reassuring mom from Barbara Joose’s children’s book, Mama Do You Love Me?
7. The hardworking, inspiring mom from Vera B. Williams’ children’s book, A Chair for My Mother.
6. Mrs. Lancaster, Hazel’s mom in John Green’s young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars, while she may come off as a helicopter mother, she put her life on hold to give her daughter 100% of her.
5. The limber mom from Robert Munsch’s children’s book, Love You Forever.
4. Marmee in Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, for supporting her family when her husband was at war and instilling values in her unique daughters.
3. Marmee and Meema from Patricia Polacco’s children’s book, In Our Mothers’ House for their strength and loving nature.
2. The brave and determined mom from Berkeley Breathed’s children’s book, Mars Needs Moms!
1. Auggie’s mom from R. J. Palacio’s middle-grade/YA book, Wonder, for her never-ending devotion, strength, and support.
And a quick shout out to
MY TOP THREE “shame on you” MOMS
...because they make readers want to hug their moms!
3. Mrs. Wormwood, from Roald Dahl’s children’s/middle grade book, Matilda, for caring more about bingo and money than her brilliant child.
2. Adri, from Marissa Meyer’s young adult novel, Cinder, for resenting Cinder and treating her like a slave.
1. Corinne Dollanganger, from V. C. Andrews’ adult novel, Flowers in the Attic, for abandoning her children in the attic to make her marriage look good.