The list features picks with young people or their parents/relatives dealing with a mental illness. Conditions covered include PTSD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcoholism, and eating disorders.
30 middle-grade books about death, including the death of a parent or both, death of a friend, or even the death of pet, beloved teacher, or grandparent.
In most of the books I've listed below, the main characters are practicing Muslims, some even donning the hijab. Some of these books show the challenges teens face as a result of culture. Others show the struggles resulting from Islamophobia. But many of them just show teens living their lives in the 21st century.
Middle-Grade novels in verse have been around for a while. Not sure what that is? Novels in verse are novels written in stanzas, pretty much like poetry. Still they weave in dialogue, characters, and all the elements of a novel. These are 30 of the very best ones.
30 hopeful middle-grade books about mental illness accurately depicting the struggles of mental health issues -- from anxiety (OCD, PTSD), hoarding, schizophrenia, and major depression.
20 of the best YA books about food. These YA books with a food theme make for yummy, but contemplative reads
With a new month comes new releases — say hello to September 2019 book releases! Fall is a MASSIVE season in the publishing industry, so there are a TON of books coming out between September to November.
These 41 YA books about music feature teen protagonists for whom music is life's center. These kids are either singers as a career, wannabe singers, or just have a lot of music in their soul.
Black middle-grade books are a rarity. Trust me, in sourcing the books for this book list, it was hard to find recommendations. Many recommendations were also historical fiction, which is good and well, but not always my jam. Sometimes Black people and Africans need books about mundane issues. So whether it's books about female friendships [...]
Middle-Grade books about food make for some scrumptious reading! Tuck into these 25 tasty picks for some food, family drama, and middle-school dilemmas.