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. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

The Sun is Also a Star December 28, 2016

Filed under: Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction — debrawisch @ 7:39 pm


Natasha is running out of time. She’s only 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica, thanks to her father’s arrest. She came to this country 10 years ago and is desperate to stay so she can go to college. As she scours the city looking for anyone who can help her and her family, she crosses a path with a boy named Daniel. Was this just a chance encounter, or was it meant to be? There are many possible futures ahead for Natasha and Daniel, but which one will come true?

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