I have to issue a correction to my blog. Neko Case recently pointed something out on Twitter. She said (approximately) that people shouldn’t be creating separate best of lists for women. I thought about this. I agree. It was never my intent, but I believe that it’s possible that some might see my blog posts on the best middle grade mysteries and science books by women as a separate, patronizing list that proves women can write too.
It’s also a disservice to the authors that I featured. Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and Laura Ruby are the best middle grade mystery writers, period, and Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” is the best book about science ever written. The other featured science writers should be on any and all best of lists.
My apologies for the oversight.