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 [...]
Do You Like Audiobooks? Welcome to a new-ish series in which I share the excellent audiobooks I've been listening to. In the past, I shared a list of books I thought were better as audiobooks. That's what I'll be continuing in this series! But, as a plus, with each post, I'll share something helpful about [...]
Middle-grade books about sports are thankfully becoming more and more popular. They're also becoming more diverse and enjoyable. I've tried to research middle-grade books about sports in the past and many books I found had uninspiring covers and were about boys and baseball. In this list, though, I've included books with girls as protagonists. There [...]
Ever feel like backlist middle-grade books (and backlist books in general) don't get nearly enough love? I feel the same way too. That's why I enjoy following kidlit blogs which show love to backlist titles. It's also why every month (or ever other month), I'll be highlighting some backlist titles I'm looking forward to reading. [...]