Monday, April 30, 2018

#MiddleGradeMay Week 1: Memorable Characters

Welcome to MIDDLE GRADE MAY!!!

Yes, it's that time of year when we drop* all other reading and devote ourselves to middle grade books! Read middle grade during the month of May and post about it on any social media you like with the hashtag #MiddleGradeMay so we can all see what awesome books everyone is reading!

*Okay, I'm not entirely dropping all other reading, but I'm definitely making space for middle grade this month!

This year our lovely Booktuber Akoss has set some weekly themes to give you ideas on what to post about or just to highlight some great books that you might want to check out this month. And the theme for this first week is Memorable Characters in Middle Grade Lit.

And I made a video!! I am not normally a vlogger, but Akoss has inspired me to give it a try. Below you'll see three of my most memorable characters in middle grade lit.


If you don't feel like watching it or if you want more information, here are the books mentioned in this video:

One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters series) by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad, 2010). Other books in the series: P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama.

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial, 2015). Sequel is The War I Finally Won (also awesome).

Ghost (Track series) by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum, 2016). Other books in the series: Patina and Sunny.

Stay tuned this month for tons of posts about middle grade lit. And I hope you'll join us in reading middle grade this month!

Who are YOUR favorite characters in middle grade lit??