A (not by any means exhaustive) list of 45 superb young adult novels by black authors featuring black protagonists. Get stacking!
I'll be honest, middle-grade books about homelessness are so heavy for me -- they break my heart every single time. But like many difficult to read books, these books are vital mirrors and windows. I've also come across several middle-grade books about homelessness and poverty that balance heartbreaking with heartwarming. You'll find many of them on this list. I'm excited to have found books set in many countries across a number of continents.
Middle-grade books about grandparents are some of my absolute favorites. I didn't get to enjoy the closest relationships with my grandparents for various reasons, so it warms my heart to read about kids enjoying that intimacy. I live vicariously through these middle-grade books about grandparents. There are many challenges with grandparents and these books do [...]
Middle-grade books about friendship are always in high demand because what's more pressing to a middle-schooler than friendship drama? These middle-grade books about friendship highlight the struggles of forming friendships, the challenges of maintaining a friendship, and of course, the joys of true friendships.
I'm several weeks late, but happy to be presenting this list of middle grade books to read in 2020. I've also sprinkled in some delightful chapter books to read in 2020. These are far from all the books expected in 2020 (more like the first half) and I've only included books that I'm looking forward [...]
Helping kids enjoy reading is so close to my heart. Sometimes teachers and parents focus too much on teaching kids to pronounce words, and not enough on enjoying stories. Chapter books are a great next step once your child starts to want longer stories. You can either read them to your kids or let them [...]