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Middle Grade
THE CASE OF THE MISSING LIGHTNING BAT: AN EVAN SINCLAIR MYSTERY
Author:Victor Evans
Book Description:Evan Sinclair will do anything to be with the popular kids, including finding the star baseball player's missing bat. His search for the thief leads to his own self acceptance
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:Sunbury Press
Website:http://evansinclairmysteries.com/
THE CIVIL WAR OF AMOS ABERNATHY
Author - OwnVoices:Michael Leali
Book Description:In this contemporary middle grade debut, Amos Abernathy, an openly gay historical reenactor, sets out to prove that the LGBTQ+ community always has and always will exist.
Publication Date:2022
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Website:http://michaelleali.com/
DREW LECLAIR GETS A CLUE
Author - OwnVoices:, Katryn Bury
Author:Katryn Bury
Book Description:In this modern take on Harriet the Spy, 12-year-old Drew uses her true crime expertise to catch the cyberbully in her school.
Publication Date:2022
Publisher:Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Website:http://katrynbury.com/
THE FABULOUS ZED WATSON!
Author:kevin sylvester, Basil Sylvester
Book Description:Co-authored by child-parent duo Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester, this is a vibrant and enormous-hearted story about friendship, identity and belonging.
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:HarperCollins Canada
Website:http://kevinsylvesterbooks.com/
GREEN EYES AND HAM
Author:Mary Hershey, ,
Book Description:Thirteen year old Ham Hudson starts public school for the first time, and quick becomes enamoured with the mysterious Micah, sympathetic and effortlessly cool.
Publication Date:2022
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Website:http://www.marypenneyhershey.com/
MY MIXED-UP BERRY BLUE SUMMER
Author:Jennifer Gennari
Book Description:June needs a big slice of courage to enter her wild berry pie in the Vermont County Fair the summer her mom marries her girlfriend.
Publication Date:2012
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Website:https://www.jengennari.com/
ONE TRUE WAY
Author:Shannon Hitchcock
Book Description:Allie and Sam are classmates at Daniel Boone Middle School. Allie and Sam are friends. Allie and Sam are falling for each other.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Scholastic Press
Website:https://www.shannonhitchcock.com/
SHATTER WITH WORDS: LANGSTON HUGHES
Author:Margo Sorenson
Book Description:Transported back to a college campus in the South in 1931, Kenneth and Aleesa meet the young Langston Hughes on his poetry-reading tour and confront racism.
Publication Date:1998
Publisher:Perfection Learning Corporation
Website:http://www.margosorenson.com/
WHERE THE HEART IS
Author:Jo Knowles
Book Description:If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? The story of a family caught in crisis and a girl struggling to form her identity
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Website:http://www.joknowles.com/