The Detective's Assistant
Little, Brown and Company
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Legal guardianship; Gender nonconformity; Interracial; aunt raising niece; orphan; gender nonconformity; interracial friendship
In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell's own father. Includes author's note and bibliographic references.
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Best of the Best Books, 2015; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2016; Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
detective and mystery stories; aunts; sex role; slavery
Hannigan, Kate, "The Detective's Assistant" (2015). DIVerse Families. 777.