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Best Middle-Grade Historical Fiction of 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DOOR OF NO RETURN

    SEPT. 27, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE DOOR OF NO RETURN

by Kwame Alexander

A riveting, not-to-be-missed trilogy opener that will leave readers invested in what is to come. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DREAM, ANNIE, DREAM

    FEB. 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

DREAM, ANNIE, DREAM

by Waka T. Brown

An eye-opening, inspiring story of growing up, facing obstacles, and chasing your dreams anyway. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    COMING UP CUBAN

    AUG. 2, 2022

CHILDREN'S

COMING UP CUBAN

by Sonia Manzano

A well-researched, thoughtful, and moving look at post-revolutionary Cuba. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DIFFERENT

    NOV. 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

DIFFERENT

by Mónica Montañés ; translated by Lawrence Schimel ; illustrated by Eva Sánchez Gómez

The well-crafted narrative, nuanced art, and appended historical context combine for a salient, important work. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE PUFFIN KEEPER

    FEB. 15, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE PUFFIN KEEPER

by Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Benji Davies

A memorable story of the healing powers of art, nature, and human kindness. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WE WERE THE FIRE

    SEPT. 6, 2022

CHILDREN'S

WE WERE THE FIRE

by Shelia P. Moses

A stirring, cleareyed look at the young people who risked much for social change as they fought for their civil rights. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WE ARE WOLVES

    MARCH 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

WE ARE WOLVES

by Katrina Nannestad ; illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

A lesser-known story beautifully and sensitively told. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    YONDER

    MAY 10, 2022

CHILDREN'S

YONDER

by Ali Standish

Multilayered, moving, and tremendously powerful. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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