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Best Middle-Grade Books of 2019 That Prove the Past Isn't Past

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LINE TENDER

    APRIL 16, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    EACH TINY SPARK

    AUG. 6, 2019

CHILDREN'S

EACH TINY SPARK

by Pablo Cartaya

A pitch-perfect middle-grade novel that insightfully explores timely topics with authenticity and warmth. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

    OCT. 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

by Christine Day

Debut author Day (Upper Skagit) handles family separation in Native America with insight and grace. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    STRANGE BIRDS

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

STRANGE BIRDS

by Celia C. Pérez

A beautiful tale of the value of friendship against unconquerable odds. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST SOUTH OF HOME

    MAY 7, 2019

CHILDREN'S

JUST SOUTH OF HOME

by Karen Strong

A stirring Southern middle-grade book that burns brighter than fireworks on the Fourth. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BROKEN STRINGS

    SEPT. 10, 2019

CHILDREN'S

BROKEN STRINGS

by Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer

A beautiful, painful, heartfelt reminder that the past is with us still. Full review >

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