Middle Grade Monday Book Review: Zora and Me – The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon

Release Date:  September 11, 2018 Publisher:  Candlewick Press Page Count: Hardcover, 272 pages Genre: Middle Grade, African-American literature, Slavery Appeal (in my opinion): Good for very high middle grade readers (12+) due to the complicated vocabulary and themes of slavery and violence. Best read after learning about the history of slavery in America and the…

Middle Grade Monday Book Review: Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Release Date:  September 11, 2018 Publisher:  Candlewick Press Page Count: Hardcover, 368 pages Genre: Middle Grade, Hispanic Lit, Latino Lit Appeal (in my opinion): Great for 5th – 6th grade boys and girls or any child entering middle school years and puberty. Any child experiencing a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease. Latino female main character….