Category Archives: middle grade

Middle Grade Book Recommendation – Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet

Title: Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin, Sept. 2022 Ages: 9-12 Format/Genre: Fiction Themes: eco-anxiety, teens, pollution, climate crisis, chemical pollutants, rivers, friendships, anxiety, bullying, panic attacks, insomnia, nail-biting Reviewed from an ARC Favorite Quote (as a librarian ;)) : … Continue reading

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Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves – MG recommendation

Title: Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves Author: L. M. Elliott Publisher: Catherine Tegan Books, 2022 Ages: 10-14 Format/Genre: historical fiction Themes: WWII, Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, German U-boats, tugboats, mental health, loss, grief, war, USA, coming of age Opening: My mama … Continue reading

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Speak Up, Speak Out! – MG Book Recommendation

Title: Speak up, Speak Out! The extraordinary life of “Fighting Shirley Chisholm” Author: Tonya Bolden Foreward by: Stacey Abrams Publisher: National Geographic Partners, 2022 Ages: 8-12 Format/Genre: biography Themes: African American legislators, presidential candidate, civil rights, women’s rights, activism, Shirley Chisolm Quote: If Harriet Tubman, … Continue reading

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