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Nurses Three: On Call For Trouble (#4) By Jean Kirby

Why is Linda so angry? What can I do to help? Another week in October, another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia Bleecher McDonnell. Background: I’ve noted before the reasons for the enduring popularity of Nursing as profession for YA heroines, so it’s … Continue reading

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Emily (Sunfire Romance #11) By Candice F. Ransom

Born to enormous wealth, she longed for something that money couldn’t buy… Background: Scholastic’s Sunfire series is a cautionary tale about judging a YA Romance by its cover. Lurking behind the overheated cover art and melodramatic taglines are some of the best stories … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: A Very Special Girl (#3) By Jean Kirby

She had not expected to find romance on this assignment – but then, almost everything at the Indian Services Hospital had come as a surprise… And we finish off the fall with another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: First Assigment (#2) By Jean Kirby

For a nurse, she knew, a first assignment like this one could be the most decisive step in her life… Another week in October, another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia Bleecher McDonnell. Background: I’ve … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: A Career For Kelly (#1) By Jean Kirby

Shy, sensitive Kelly found herself fighting for everything she had ever believed in… Our annual round-up of Whitman Girls Series chugs right along this week with a favorite author… IN DISGUISE! Background: I’ve noted before the reasons for the enduring … Continue reading

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Robin West: Nurse’s Aide By Louise Christopher

The pretty nurse’s aide becomes involved in the strange life of a beautiful debutante… It’s easy to see why nurse books were so popular amongst young, female readers of the 20th century: nurses got to actually do things: live away … Continue reading

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Ruth Fielding at the War Front (#14) By Alice B. Emerson

This week we’re going beyond the usual scope of this space for a look at a girls’ series from what can be considered the “pre-history” of Young Adult literature. Background: The Ruth Fielding stories were published by Cupples & Leon … Continue reading

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Student Nurse By Bernard and Marjorie Palmer

I think I’ve become an unexpected fan of Bernard and Marjorie Palmer’s “Career Books” girls’ series published by the Moody Bible Institute. While the stories are simple in the extreme, it is refreshing to read a series where the plot … Continue reading

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If I Should Die Before I Wake By Lurlene McDaniel

Blog News: The impromptu celebration of Retro Pride month in June garnered a few mentions across the internet. I want to belatedly thank and welcome new readers from both the art and culture site (and world’s most popular independently-owned lesbian … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls Series Books, Part I: Cherry Ames’ Book of First Aid and Home Nursing

Eventually, most of the really long-running series would seem to run out of ideas for a new installment in the adventures of the titular plucky girl-heroines and, wanting to keep that cash cow producing delicious green paper milk, would turn … Continue reading

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