Tag Archives: female protagonists

RUBY IN THE SKY

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The legend of astronaut Michael Collins lives on in middle grade books. Collins was the one who stayed back in the Apollo command module as fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made … Continue reading

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FRONT DESK

Author Kelly Yang looked at her own life as an immigrant to create a touching, inspiring story of hope, empathy, and understanding. Racism is the central focus but strong themes of friendship and never giving up also grace the pages. … Continue reading

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Ever hear of it? Me neither, until Harpers 360 suggested this was a must read. A little research led to the reasons this novel published eleven years ago had a less than stellar start in the United States. Irish Author, … Continue reading

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THE BOOKSHOP GIRL

Welcome to another MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! This title was first released by Scholastic in 2017. This 2018 version from Peachtree Publishers has a new illustrator, with Poly Bernatene adding his own visual feast to accompany the story. For those … Continue reading

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SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! As The Middle Grade World Turns. There should be another genre of books called MG soap opera. More and more of these family dramas appear each month. You’ll find stories about divorce, death … Continue reading

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THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART

The loss of a parent at any age is traumatic. But when you’ve always been Dad’s little girl, it is especially tough for 13-year-old Briana. Her dad passed away suddenly from a rare heart condition. She lost both a father … Continue reading

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THE SWEETEST SOUND

Today I present the third book in my quest to provide support to past titles. I call it The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books.┬áThe last time I saw this book featured was last February on Suzanne Warr’s blog. Cadence has … Continue reading

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