Tag Archives: Middle Grade Diversity

FELIX Yz for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I try to keep a pulse on what agents, editors, and book publishers are looking for in new stories. Reading their blogs, web pages, and tweets can often give me insights (See Manuscript Wish List). Specifically in MG, here is … Continue reading

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LUCKY BROKEN GIRL for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’ve read more books about diverse characters and their stories of immigration this year than I had the previous four years combined. And that’s a good thing. This story is unique in that it is based on an experience the … Continue reading

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THE EPIC FAIL of ARTURO ZAMORA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The importance of family is vividly portrayed as Arturo tells the story of life in a Cuban-American community. Seventh grade thirteen year old boys have changing interests and Arturo is having a tough time with his sudden infatuation with Carmen, … Continue reading

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THE ONLY ROAD for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The topics of border walls and immigration have flooded newscasts and social media this past year. Opinions are  strong. THE ONLY ROAD delves into the issue from the other side of the border–actually two borders. It’s about a family making … Continue reading

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ZACK DELACRUZ: JUST MY LUCK for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Zack returns in book number two of the series. No worries if you missed book one, ME AND MY BIG MOUTH, where Zack tries to save the sixth grade dance. This is a totally new adventure set two weeks later. … Continue reading

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CLICK HERE TO START for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This fun mystery is a sparkling debut for author, Denis Markell. It has touches of what most young readers love: Humor, mystery, and video games. Ted is a gamer, especially escape type games. He takes his skills to real life … Continue reading

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SAVE ME A SEAT for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

If you enjoy a quiet story about friendship then look no further. The only thing Joe and Ravi (rah-VEE) have in common is they’re both starting fifth grade. Joe is labeled with an Auditory Processing Disorder. It means too many … Continue reading

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