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Perry High School teacher creates 'The Invincible Girls Club' book series

A Perry High School English teacher, local mom and published author has a new series of books coming out aimed at shaping young readers.

CLEVELAND — Who didn't love the Babysitter's Club series while growing up? Or maybe all the Beverly Cleary books. Well, there's a new book series for your kids to read!

One of Perry High School's English teachers has created The Invincible Girls Club. In this Mom Minute Monday, 3News' Maureen Kyle got a chance to talk with author Rachele Alpine about her inspiration behind the books and how she hopes it will shape young readers.

“I teach and I have students doing amazing things,” Alpine says. “I think I just like that idea that you don't need to wait to basically make a difference in the world.”

Alpine says she grew up loving books, a regular at her local library. She developed characters that she thinks young girls would admire.

“There's four main characters: there's Ruby, Micah Emeline and Lauren and so each of the books focuses on one of them.”

The first book is called Home Sweet Forever Home and follows the characters as they volunteer at a local animal shelter.

“Things don't always go the right way and they run into obstacles and things like that, but then at the end is when they realize that they were able to make this difference,” Alpine says.

This series is only her latest to be published. Alpine has several other books published through Simon and Schuster that have sold worldwide.

The Invincible Girls Club will be available on May 4 and is already the subject of young readers book clubs locally. Alpine also created Girl Scout patches for any troop that would like to make it part of their program.

You can find out where to buy the books and more on Alpine’s site.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published on Oct. 1, 2020.