Tag Archives: MIDDLE GRADE

Star-Crossed – Book Recommendation

Title: Star-Crossed Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin, March, 2017 Ages: 9-13 Themes: family, friendship, 8th grade theater production, crushes, LGBTQIA, Romeo & Juliet     Opening: “It wasn’t about me, I knew. But still.” Synopsis: Mattie, a star student and … Continue reading

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Just One Thing – Book Recommendation

Title: Just One Thing   Author: N. Viau Drawings by: Timothy Young Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, 2016 Ages: 8-11 Themes: Bullying, learning to love oneself, not giving up, friendship Opening:   Chapter One — The Cloud of doom   I didn’t mind being Anthony … Continue reading

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The Green Bicycle – Diversity Reading, 2016

Title: The Green Bicycle Author: Haifia Al Mansour Publisher: Dial Books for young Readers, 2015 Age: 9-13 Themes: family, dreams, life in Saudi Arabia as a girl, coming of age, role of women/girls Opening: Wadjda wasn’t thinking about her ticket to … Continue reading

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