Category Archives: Middle Grade

2017 Debut Authors of Color & Native Americans

List of Native Americans and authors of Color making their debut in 2017, with book covers and release dates. Continue reading

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Book Review: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, by Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, illus. by Yutaka Houlette

Fred Koretmatsu Speaks Up isn’t a typical history or biography book. Chapter after chapter, the book not just gives facts, but also turns the table on the reader, asking questions such as, “Why do you think discrimination happens?”

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We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

Edited on May 24, 2015 to add contributor biographies, Tumblr and Pinterest links, which you will find at the end of this post. Most book titles link to Teaching for Change online bookstore, except for A is for Activist, The … Continue reading

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MG Review: CLARA LEE AND THE APPLE PIE DREAM, by Jenny Han, Illus. by Julia Kuo

Favorite Quotes “In Korean, everyone has a special name. I’m Uhnee because that means “big sister.” p. 36 “What was out of style yesterday could be back today, Mr. Eddly. You just never know.” I then walked past him with … Continue reading

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