MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS—4/5/18

Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed the past week:

1. Kids grow up so fast and soon they are reading on their own. Here’s a Dad who didn’t want to lose that time reading with his daughter so he started a Book Club with his Tween.

2. I previously read and reviewed Richard Peck’s THE BEST MAN, s story about a boy looking for a role model. Other characters include an Uncle and teacher who are gay. When a parent asked that the book be banished from Avid Bookshop’s annual book fair in Athen’s Georgia, I never expected the store to respond in this way. Read about it here.

3. Middle school students arrive an hour early to school each day to discuss books. What’s going on here? Find out how B.O.B. is helping children connect to books and each other through a fun competition.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of MONA LISA’S GHOST.

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.
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One Response to MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS—4/5/18

  1. I loved the book The Best Man. Interesting response by the bookstore! Good for them. Thanks for the links. I will try to get to all of them this week.

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