The Time-Traveling Fashionista series by Bianca Turetsky is a series of YA novels about a 13-year-old girl who learns history lessons by traveling in time. This 13-year-old just happens to love vintage clothes. The “what-if” concept is: “What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time?”
So far, the girl has gone to the Titanic, Cleopatra’s Egypt, and Marie Antoinette’s France before the Revolution.
The books are well-written, hitting on every point–the marvelous clothes, great characters, what the girl learns about history, the lesson she takes back to her own time, whether she’s able to change history, etc. Highly recommended for readers and writers of all ages.
It’s also a good lesson in coming up with book ideas–think of an exciting overall concept, add a character and premise for each individual book, an exciting plot with danger and a “ticking clock,” plus lots of love for your subject, and good writing. Can’t miss!