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
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COMFORT by Joyce Moyer Hostetter, the sequel to BLUE.

Comfort by Joyce Moyer Hostetter The sequel to Blue and most definitely as amazing. A gripping and heartwarming novel about a young girl meeting live's challenges with incredible bravery.

Book trailer for #MGGetsReal campaign

An introduction to five middle grade novels that tackle tough topics.

Just a Drop of Water: Middle grade book information

Just a Drop of Water: Middle grade book information

Another beautiful middle grade book--The Summer of Hammers and Angels--by Shannon Wiersbitzky

Most folks have never seen an angel. I know, because I’ve asked them. I asked Miss Martha at the post office. “Maybe someday, Delia, God willing.” God does a lo

Five in Five interview with Kathleen Burkinshaw: author of The Last Cherry Blossom – KerryOmalleyCerra.com

Hey there, Kathleen! I’m so excited to have teamed up with you for the campaign—to highlight books with tough topics for “real” kids.

Middle Grade books as windows and mirrors for kids.

Middle Grade Books Serve As Windows and Mirrors by Shannon Hitchcock

Top Ten Books for principals to read aloud at staff meetings by Matt Renwick for The Nerdy Book Club

Author photo: Kathleen Burkinshaw of THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM

Please introduce yourself. When did you start writing? I’ve been writing poems since I could write my name, and short stories just for myself.

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.

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.

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.

RUBY LEE & ME by Shannon Hitchcock

Everything's changing for Sarah Beth Willis after Robin's tragic And there's talk in town about the new sixth-grade teacher at Shady Creek.

JUST A DROP OF WATER by Kerry O'Malley Cerra: Story of 2 boys--1 Christian, 1 Muslim--and how their friendship is tested in the wake of September 11.

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.

BLUE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter, before COMFORT, came BLUE.

Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter You know those moments in life when you feel like you are in the right place at the exact right time?

Teacher Resources including discussion questions and extension activities for Just a Drop of Water.

On this page: Book Trailer: Just a Drop of Water Discussion Questions Extension Activities Discussion Questions A cover can tell a lot about a story.

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