Sometimes I wish that girls in books who were interested in science could also happen to like needlework. Calpurnia Tate doesn't, but I've read so many great reviews of Jacqueline Kelly's The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Henry Holt, 2009) that I'm willing to let it go. Maybe a girl living in Texas in 1899 didn't have the luxury of liking both and would have had to commit to one or the other? Also, look at that glorious cover (it's by Beth White, who also did the cover for The Monsters of Templeton). Anyway, Amanda at A Patchwork of Books has three copies of Calpurnia to give away: maybe one of them will be mine. Or yours! Or...mine.