Amazing New Queer Middle Grade Reads

Quarantine hasn’t really be that great for my reading, honestly. But early in it, when I was more motivated, I read these fantastic, recent queer middle grade releases that warmed my heart. I’m so excited to share these with my middle school students when I start teaching next year! As far as I can tell,Continue reading “Amazing New Queer Middle Grade Reads”

Braced by Alyson Gerber

Braced by Alyson Gerber Genre: middle grade contemporary Release date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Synopsis: The first contemporary novel about a disorder that bends the lives of ten percent of all teenagers: scoliosis. Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She’s finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team.Continue reading “Braced by Alyson Gerber”

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Okay, we all know what this is, so let’s cut to the chase. Fear not: the spoiler section will be clearly marked. I binged all 7 Harry Potter books in the month or so before I turned 12, back in the summer of 2009. I loved it for the same reasons everyone does, yes, andContinue reading “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child”