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….

Wish List Wednesday – Birthday style

I had a birthday this week. It was a big one. B-I-G. I did only little things for it. I went swimming with my 6 and 8-year-old because that is what they wanted to do with mom. We got pizza for dinner and a doughnut for dessert. We spent the night at a local hotel…

Middle Grade Monday Book Review: Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut

Release Date:  October 2, 2018 Publisher:  Owl Hollow Press Page Count: Paperback, 256 pages Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy, Western, Hispanic Lit, Latino Lit Appeal (in my opinion): Great for 7-13 year-old boys and girls or higher intermediate readers and up. Rare book featuring Hispanic main characters in a fantasy setting. Rating: 5/5 stars Bookstagrammer Bits:…