GSHPA 2021 Book Recommendations

Happy New Year! 

Do you have a resolution? Looking for one? Either way, reading more is always a good idea! We asked our friend and author, Laurie Morrison for a list of book recommendations. Perhaps you remember Laurie from the Author Career Chat! 

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Whether you’re looking to laugh, cry, escape, or feel empowered, this list has something for every reader in 5th-8th grade! 

  • Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe 
  • The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert 
  • A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan 
  • Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison 
  • Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone 
  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim 
  • Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu 
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks 
  • Up for Air by Laurie Morrison 
  • Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass 
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga 

For younger readers, try these! 

  • The Derby Daredevils Series (Kenzie Kickstarts a Team and Shelly Struggles to Shine) by Kit Rosewater, illustrated by Sophie Escabasse 
  • The Jasmine Toguchi books by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Elizabet Vucovik 
  • The Vanderbeekers books by Karina Yan Glaser 
  • The Yasmin books by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Hatem Aly 

High school readers might enjoy these! 

  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko 
  • The Way the Light Bends by Cordelia Jensen 
  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson 
  • Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer 

Check out some of these titles and let us know what you think after you’ve read them!  


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