From the Book Fair at my daughter's school ... and let me tell you, there are some pretty picky readers there. It's a Jewish school and the kids read!

Intriguing Middle Grade Titles I recommend -- empowering girls and related to diversity.

1) By Veera Hiranandani, The Whole Story About Half A Girl, about a half Jewish, half Indian girl.
The Whole Story of Half a GirlWhat greater praise than to be compared to Judy Blume!--"Each [Blume and Hiranandani] excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

2) The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
About being yourself. By a Canadian author and screenwriter.

3) The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
About an African American girl during the Great Depression.
A Link to the Book Trailer for The Mighty Miss Malone
Tua and the Elephant

4) Tua and the Elephant by R. P. Harris
With a ten year old girl named Tua, which means Peanut in Thai,
and an elephant named Pohn-Pohn, who could resist?


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