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!

On the Way Home from School January 25, 2021

Filed under: Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction — oneilllibrary @ 8:00 am

download-1A lot can happen on the way home from school. Just ask any of the kids that traverse the 10 blocks around their school – from the “Low Cuts” due to their hair styles to Fatima Moss – who records everything to Bryson Wills – who actually got to stay home from school the next day because of something that happened on the way home from school.

Look Both Ways: A Tale told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds lets us in on the often goofy, funny, tragic, exasperating, silly and just plain weird lives of middle schoolers. This book just goes to show, unless you know someone you never really KNOW what is going on in their life. 

If you are looking for a quick read, with some unforgettable characters, check out this book. It reads like a book of short stories with some connections between the stories

Recommended for grades 6 and up. 



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