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Best Middle-Grade Novels of 2021 About Growing Up

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE YEAR I FLEW AWAY

    FEB. 2, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE YEAR I FLEW AWAY

by Marie Arnold

Pratchett-like worldbuilding centers immigrant kids in a story filled with culture, humor, and heart. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NOT ALL HEROES

    MAY 18, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    BOY, EVERYWHERE

    APRIL 20, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SEA IN WINTER

    JAN. 5, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE SEA IN WINTER

by Christine Day

An insightful, stirring read about healing and resilience. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TAKE BACK THE BLOCK

    JAN. 26, 2021

CHILDREN'S

TAKE BACK THE BLOCK

by Chrystal D. Giles

An ambitious invitation for young readers that delivers promise for all. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    KALEIDOSCOPE

    SEPT. 21, 2021

CHILDREN'S

KALEIDOSCOPE

by Brian Selznick ; illustrated by Brian Selznick

While Selznick trusts readers to draw their own conclusions about what is true, he offers rich companionship on the voyage. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ROOM TO DREAM

    SEPT. 21, 2021

CHILDREN'S

ROOM TO DREAM

by Kelly Yang

Fans of this series that keeps going strong will devour this latest entry. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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