Entries Tagged as 'middle grade'

White Bird: A Wonder Story

March 6th, 2020 · 1 Comment · Books

Children’s and middle grade literature often provides nuance and backstory to “villains.” R.J. Palacio’s WONDER follow up, “The Julian Chapter,” was no exception as it provided reasons if not excuses for Julian’s treatment of Auggie. R.J. Palacio’s WHITE BIRD: A WONDER STORY continues the story that was hinted at in “The Julian Chapter” via Julian’s […]

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Plastic Sucks! by Dougie Poynter

November 10th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Books

Climate change and the effects humans have on its rise has been a media and community focus all over the world. Young people have been leading the call for positive change, and they’ve been demanding that their parents and grandparents pay attention. Even so, the enormity of the problem can feel overwhelming and hopeless. The […]

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Tree of Dreams by Laura Resau

September 8th, 2019 · 3 Comments · Books

TREE OF DREAMS by Laura Resau weaves many important and relevant issues throughout its story. The destruction of trees in The Amazon, the dangers for the people living within it, the broken bonds of friendship, the healing power of chocolate, coming-of-age, seeking redemption, the competition between small business and corporate franchise all appear and develop […]

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