The value in returning to these books as adults is in reminding ourselves what it’s like to be a kid, to gain a different perspective on the world, and to expand our understanding of different experiences and communities.Tirzah Price
As a 4th grade teacher, I have a never ending TBR stack/list of middle grade novels. I love to read alongside my students, share book recommendations, and have an up-to-date classroom library. I also very much appreciate the complexities and life lessons that are woven throughout middle grade reading experiences. I believe that even adults outside of the realm of education could learn a thing or two by reading children’s books.
Next month, some beloved middle grade authors have new books soaring into the world! Here’s what we have to look forward to:
- Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi – September 7th
- Born Behind Bars by Padma Venketraman – September 7th
- A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks – September 14th
- Room to Dream by Kelly Yang – September 21st
This fall will be filled with wonderful reading experiences. I hope readers of all ages will enjoy them!