MGGetsReal (middle grade books covering real topics)
Middle grade books that deal with tough but real topics for kids because just about everyone wants to find themself portrayed in a book. #Alzheimer's #PTSD #Polio #Integration #Friendship #9/11 #September11 #SocialJustice #Hiroshima #WWII
WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER by Shannon Wiersbitzky: After her adopted grandpa, Old Red, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, thirteen year old Delia takes it upon herself to save his memories, and includes the entire town in the process.
THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM by Kathleen Burkinshaw: The story of Yuriko's life--a 12 year old girl--during the last year of WWII in Hiroshima. A family secret is revealed right before her world ignites and becomes a shadow of what it had been.
Just a Drop of Water / Kerry O'Malley Cerra "Jake and Sam are best friends, but after the attacks on September their friendship is in danger of crumbling as Sam and his family succumb to hatred for being Muslim American.