Great Middle Grade Reads

Great Middle Grade Reads

July 2nd, 3:00PM EST

Different in a Small Town: Heartfelt Stories of Perseverance

Does your young reader have a home-away-from-home?

And how do you make home when you're a kid learning to celebrate your unique differences?

We have an upcoming panel of unforgettable diverse stories that offer a few hints — touching on friendship and community ties in unexpected places. 
  • Aubrey and Joel are like two tomato vines that grow along the same crooked fence in a small Catholic town. They're weird maybe, but the same kind of weird. The best kind. So what happens when Joel disappears? Follow Aubrey's search for their second half in The Best Liars in Riverview, by LIN THOMPSON.
  • A fresh start. That's all Evan Pao wants as his family flees from California to Haddington, Virginia, hoping to keep his father's notoriety a secret. But as all of his choices at home and at school collide, Evan must decide whether he will react with the same cruelty shown to him. Follow Evan's quest to make his home a more welcome place in The Secret Battle of Evan Pao, by WENDY WAN-LONG SHANG.

  • Twelve-year-old Daisy and Ruby are totally inseparable. They’ve grown up together, and Daisy has always counted on having Ruby there to pave the way. Then, Ruby is killed in a tragic accident while on vacation. Only a new Hebrew school and new perspectives can offer solace, hope, and even a little delight in Repairing the World, by LINDA EPSTEIN.
For a limited time only, you can order signed copies of The Best Liars in RiverviewThe Secret Battle of Evan Pao, and Repairing the World from your friends at Books of Wonder! Be sure to order before our upcoming panel, which is bound to be a riveting conversation about identity, childhood, and adventure.

Saturday, July 2nd at 3:00PM ET via Crowdcast!

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