The 50 Best ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Books, Ranked
42. Keep Out Claudia (#56)
Itâ€™s hard to believe that anyone wouldnâ€™t want Claudia as a babysitter, but thereâ€™s a family who doesnâ€™t. The other members find it weird when the family requests another sitter, so they send Jessi instead. Itâ€™s when they also donâ€™t want Jessi to sit for them that the truth is revealed: the parents are racist. The series definitely didnâ€™t shy away from difficult subject matter, and this book is proof. You wouldnâ€™t expect racism to be an issue to tackle in 1992, but we know itâ€™s still an issue in 2019. Surely, it started conversations about racism parents may not have had with their kids previously.