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  • New Releases: August 2022
    New Releases: August 2022
    It’s summertime and the reading is easy. Take a look at just a few of the middle-grade books coming out this month:   Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Gabriela Epstein (illustrator) Can five overlooked kids make one big difference? There’s George: the brain. Sara: the loner. Dayara: the tough kid. Nico: the rich kid. And Miguel: the athlete. They’re all stuck together when forced to complete their school’s community service hours. Although they’re sure they have nothing in common with one another, some people see them as all the same . . .  just five Spanish-speaking kids. Then they meet someone who truly needs their help, and they must decide whether they are each willing to expose their own secrets to help . . . or if remaining invisible is the only way to survive middle school. With text in English and Spanish, Invisible features a groundbreaking format paired with an engaging, accessible, and relatable storyline.     Amari and the Great Game...
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  • June New Releases
    June New Releases
    June 1, 2022 by
    June is here and so is a treasure trove of new middle grade to fill those long summer days. There’s something for every reader in this month’s list – so get ready for some reading.   The Lost Ryu by Emi Watanabe Cohen Kohei Fujiwara has never seen a big...
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  • Author Spotlight: Linda Williams Jackson
    Author Spotlight: Linda Williams Jackson
    May 27, 2022 by
    In today’s Author Spotlight, Linda Williams Jackson, award-winning author of Midnight Without a Moon and its sequel, A Sky Full of Stars, chats about her latest middle-grade novel, The Lucky Ones—out now from Candlewick Press—as well as her own childhood in the Mississippi Delta. PLUS, a chance to win a...
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  • Great Friendships in Middle Great Books
    Great Friendships in Middle Great Books
    May 20, 2022 by
    In honor of my debut novel Honey and Me—a coming-of-age story about the friendship and escapades of two eleven-year-old girls—being available for preorder, I thought I would do a post about the central theme of friendship in middle grade novels. Although main character Milla has her insecurities and must find...
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    Diversity in MG Lit #36 May 2022
    May 16, 2022 by
    Here’s the roundup of some of the many diverse MG books on sale in May. Diverse titles have increased dramatically. I will be concentrating more attention on debut authors, beginnings of new series, and underrepresented elements within diverse books. As always if I’ve missed a May title, please drop a...
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