Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. Enjoy!

Today Meets Yesterday July 27, 2016

Filed under: Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction — oneilllibrary @ 1:24 pm

Thankfully, it is the end of the school year, at least for Jimmy McClean. He has been Zstruggling with two of his classmates, one a Lakota like himself, and another a white boy. For some reason they have decided to team up and make his life miserable. Jimmy just doesn’t know how to deal with it anymore.

Once school is out, his grandfather tells him he is going to take him on a trip, a trip to see all the important places and events that helped to shape one of the most famous Lakota warriors, Crazy Horse.

As Jimmy travels with his grandfather, he begins to realize that even Crazy Horse had tough times, and that by retracing this famous Indian’s life, he can see some parallels in his own.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III is a great book for anyone interested in the story of Crazy Horse, western life and how to take courage from those who came before us.

Recommended for grades 6th and up.

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