Monday, December 3, 2018

What I learned this year from Middle Grade Novels

This has been a banner year for Middle Grade novels!




via GIPHY


As I looked back over all the books I read this year, I realized that I learned so much from the stories that made my reading life so wonderful!


Diversity Changes Everything


The books I read by diverse authors entertained me, enlightened me, and energized me. Want to build a better world? Read something from a completely different point of view!

Some books that did that for me this year:








The best stories are ones when you realize someone else is going through stuff, too.










Take me on adventures to places and worlds I've never been.



Victorian England, the South, a neglected churchyard in Harlem, a world of privateers, the Scottish highlands.











That laughter really is in the best medicine...







Just when I think middle grade literature can't get any better, I read another book and am blown away.

Thank you to the authors of these books and all the other middle grade books I read in 2018.  I can't wait to see what 2019 brings!!!!



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