Category Archives: middle grade

Garbage Island Blog Tour – Middle Grade Recommendation & Giveaway

I love being part of a book tour, and even more so when it is a friend whose work you have seen evolve, deepen and knock-socks-off for a number of years. This is Fred’s d├ębut middle grade, and I am … Continue reading

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Hurricane Child – Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title: Hurricane Child Author: Kheryn Callender Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2018 Ages: 10-13 Themes: black, lgbtqia+, Caribbean, internalized homophobia, depression, micro-agressions, racism, disappearing parent, self-esteem, cultural identity, spirits, coming-of-age Genre: Contemporary Opening: My ma’s voice is rough and low. When she speaks to strangers on the … Continue reading

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Book Review and Author Interview with Margaret Peterson Haddix

Titles: Books 1 and 2 in Children of Exile Series   Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016 & 2017 Ages: 9 -12 Themes: siblings, friends, aliens, adventure, saving humanity Genre: dystopian   Children … Continue reading

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