Enjoy these recent articles with a middle grade focus:

  1. INTHE NEWSA brief but interesting discussion about parents being the watch dogs for objectionable books for children from WORLD MAGAZINE.
  2. Any other writers/educators out there? Here are 7 best selling authors who used to be educators.
  3. Another sport’s star is writing children’s books, including a middle grade title. Find out who right here.


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All you have to do is blog about a middle grade book on a Monday (contests, author interviews, or anything middle grade related also count). Email me the title of the book or feature and a link to your blog at gpcolo[at]gmail[dot]com
Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately–and please don’t forget to say what book or author you’re featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening (11 PM Eastern Time) in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday.
Thanks for spreading the middle grade love and for being a part of this awesome tradition begun by Shannon Messenger and carried on here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! (CLICK HERE FOR PAST MMGM POSTS)
*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

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Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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2 Responses to MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS: MARCH 12, 2020

  1. It doesn’t surprise me that many writers are former teachers. What does surprise me is how often I run across writers who are former attorneys. So LeBron got a book deal. It’s frustrating that celebrities can often get book deals without going through what most writers go through. Still, if it gets kids reading, it’s a good thing. Thanks for the links, Greg.

  2. Interesting posts. I know many authors who have left their legal careers or are hoping to support themselves as authors, like Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale) and our own Robin Newman. Am not surprised with the many books by educators and librarians — didn’t know that. And, I’m not suprised by those books written by sports figures like LeBron and most of the Today Show anchors.

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