Tag Archives: Middle grade

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 EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY for Marvelous Middle Grade EXTRA

I am pleased to be a part of the two-month long blog tour (That’s right two months!) for THE EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY. Next week the tour continues at these fine blogs: May 15 Librarians Quest May 16 … Continue reading

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CALL ME SUNFLOWER for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

It’s been two years since Miriam Spitzer Franklin’s debut novel, EXTRAORDINARY, was released. This month her much anticipated second novel hits the shelves, CALL ME SUNFLOWER. To celebrate this occasion I have a giveaway: One lucky person will win a … Continue reading

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THE NOCTURNALS: THE FALLEN STAR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider are back for their third adventure as the Nocturnal Brigade. You may recall my review of book #1: THE MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONS , a fun story for … Continue reading

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ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

You know you’ve read a great book… …because you’re sad to have it end, …because it’s a contemporary story with heart, …because it was set in the 1970s, …because the theme of racial tension shows how far we haven’t progressed, … Continue reading

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THE ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Living in America after fleeing another country is full of challenges. Just ask Ana├»s who arrives in the U.S. from Africa with her mother and younger brother. She’s full of questions about the language, food, and strange customs we Americans … Continue reading

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