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!
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!