Category Archives: middle grade

My Best ‘Ofs’ for the Decade – Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA

With thousands of terrific children’s books published every month from 2010-2019, I clearly could create these lists many times over. I tried not to second guess myself and just wrote down the 10 books that had stayed with me over … Continue reading

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Indian No More – Book Recommendation

Title: Indian No More Authors: Charlene Willing McMannis and Traci Sorrell  Publisher: Tu Books, 2019 Ages: 8-11 Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Themes: Native American Indians, Native American Month, #ownvoices, termination era, racism, Federal Indian Relocation Program Opening: Before being terminated. I was Indian. … Continue reading

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The Stonewall riots — Book Recommendation

Title: The Stonewall Riots, Coming Out in the Streets Author: Gayle E. Pitman  Publisher: Abrams, 2019 Ages: 12+ Genre: MG/YA Nonfiction Themes: stonewall riots, lgbtqia+ history, gay liberation movement, gay rights, Greenwich village, PRIDE, social justice, politics, gay history, New York gay movement, … Continue reading

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