45 Black Young Adult Novels to Add to Your TBR

45 Black Young Adult Novels to Add to Your TBR

A (not by any means exhaustive) list of 45 superb young adult novels by black authors featuring black protagonists. Get stacking!

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25 Best Middle-Grade Books About Homelessness and Poverty

25 Best Middle-Grade Books About Homelessness and Poverty

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.

19 Best Middle-Grade Books About Grandparents

19 Best Middle-Grade Books About Grandparents

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 [...]