Nina and the Mysterious Mailbox

Illustrated by Kristina Kister
Hardcover
$16.99 US
On sale Aug 13, 2024 | 272 Pages | 979-88-89641-15-5
A school election. A mysterious mailbox. And a letter from . . . Cleopatra?

Middle school is so weird. That’s the thought running through Nina Warren-West’s head in her first weeks at Ada Lovelace Middle School. Little does she know, it’s about to get even weirder.

Nina’s best friend Maya has her heart set on being elected class representative. The trouble is, she’s running against the super popular Kai Nakamura. Together, the girls come up with a plan to expose Kai’s less than honorable intentions. But things go wrong—like seriously wrong. Let’s just say it involves a malfunctioning robot and a deck of tarot cards. As a result, Nina is given her first ever detention. There, she has an assignment: write a letter to a woman from history. Dear Cleopatra, Nina starts. She scribbles and scribbles and soon detention is over.

On a long-cut home, Nina and Maya stumble upon a battered old mailbox in the woods. The girls drop Nina’s letter into it, hoping that’s the end of this terrible day. Turns out, it’s only the beginning. Because the next day, when Nina checks the mail, she finds something mysterious, magical, and totally impossible: a giant scroll adorned with hieroglyphics and a single signature at the bottom: Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator.

As the girls scramble to put Cleopatra’s strategy for winning their school election into action, a mystery unfolds: Did this letter really come from the past? If so, how? There’s only one way to find out. But who should they write to next?
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A school election. A mysterious mailbox. And a letter from . . . Cleopatra?

Middle school is so weird. That’s the thought running through Nina Warren-West’s head in her first weeks at Ada Lovelace Middle School. Little does she know, it’s about to get even weirder.

Nina’s best friend Maya has her heart set on being elected class representative. The trouble is, she’s running against the super popular Kai Nakamura. Together, the girls come up with a plan to expose Kai’s less than honorable intentions. But things go wrong—like seriously wrong. Let’s just say it involves a malfunctioning robot and a deck of tarot cards. As a result, Nina is given her first ever detention. There, she has an assignment: write a letter to a woman from history. Dear Cleopatra, Nina starts. She scribbles and scribbles and soon detention is over.

On a long-cut home, Nina and Maya stumble upon a battered old mailbox in the woods. The girls drop Nina’s letter into it, hoping that’s the end of this terrible day. Turns out, it’s only the beginning. Because the next day, when Nina checks the mail, she finds something mysterious, magical, and totally impossible: a giant scroll adorned with hieroglyphics and a single signature at the bottom: Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator.

As the girls scramble to put Cleopatra’s strategy for winning their school election into action, a mystery unfolds: Did this letter really come from the past? If so, how? There’s only one way to find out. But who should they write to next?

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REBEL GIRLS is a global, multi-platform empowerment brand dedicated to helping raise the most inspired and confident generation of girls through content, experiences, products, and community. Originating from an international best-selling children’s book, Rebel Girls amplifies stories of real-life women throughout history, geography, and field of excellence. With a growing community of nearly 20 million self-identified Rebel Girls spanning more than 100 countries, the brand engages with Generation Alpha through its book series, award-winning podcast, events, and merchandise. With the 2021 launch of the Rebel Girls app, the company has created a flagship destination for girls to explore a wondrous world filled with inspiring true stories of extraordinary women. View titles by Rebel Girls