In Strange Birds, four girls form an unlikely friendship that leads to activism. Ofelia Castillo (budding journalist), Aster Douglas (bookish foodie), Cat Garcia (bird aficionado), and Lane DiSanti (artist) are as different as can be. But when the Floras -- their local Scout troop -- plans to crown its next queen with a hat of feathers, the girls band together to fight for birds.
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.
Some Places More Than Others has been on my TBR since the second I heard about it. It felt a bit like a dream come true to see that Kindle pre-order come through! It totally lived up to my expectations.
Well, That Was Awkward is a humorous middle-grade Cyrano De Bergerac retelling set in NYC. Perfect for all lovers of humor books and middle school drama.
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.
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.
Paula Chase's Dough Boys is an emotion-charged middle-grade novel about two boys navigating their changing friendship while caught up with a local drug ring.
It's the summer of 1979, 14-year-old Beverly Tapinski leaves home and arrives at the Seahorse Court RV community in Florida. She's grieving the death of her (and the Three Rancheros' dog, Buddy) and has left her friend Raymie without even saying goodbye.
Not If I Can Help It is a shining example of the way books can foster empathy. This middle-grade novel about a girl with sensory processing disorder is captivating and very realistic.
The Line Tender is an achingly beautiful middle-grade novel (more suited to adults). This book portrays death and grieving realistically, spotlights awe-inspiring marine life, and features an unforgettable female protagonist.