January 19, 2022 by Esther Keller
Kelly Fernandez's Manu is a tale of of friendship that stays solid when magic goes awry, set in a school for magical girls.
July 22, 2021 by Esther Keller
Kyle's Little Sister is a sibling story that's also about friendship, misunderstanding, and middle-school angst, with a dose of family drama.
February 23, 2021 by Esther Keller
Allergic is a story about a girl's struggle to find a dog that won't leave her in sneezing fits, but it's also a story about fitting in.
August 15, 2018 by Esther Keller
Just in time for back to school, another middle grade story about friendship and the woes of middle school hits the shelf. But this story isn’t autobiographical and it has a magical twist. Making Friends By Kristen Gudsnuk. Graphix. 2018. ISBN 978133813922 hc, $24.99. 272pp. Grades 4 and up When Danielle’s great aunt passes away […]
November 13, 2017 by Esther Keller
Middle School is brutal. I know. I’ve been there for the last 15 years. (They won’t let me graduate!) Watching the ups and downs of my students is a real eye opener, and though it’s been a long time since I was really that age, it’s hard not to remember that sometimes lonely and confusing […]
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