I love puzzles and mysteries, so this was a fun read!
There were some surprisingly complex issues tackled in the this graphic novel – girls in gaming, the treatment of workers in developing countries, and digital citizenship online. I think this would make an excellent choice for upper intermediate book clubs or lit circles.
This book by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is an inspiring story about the power of believing in yourself.
I bought The Crossover by Kwame Alexander after researching the online book world for books which were getting a lot of buzz. The Crossover lives up to the hype, and has a Newbery Award to prove it! I absolutely loved the novel in verse format – Alexander has done an excellent job of capturing the rhythm of the game, while telling a heart-warming story.
You can listen to Alexander read one of the poems from The Crossover in this video.
This was a fun middle school read by Stacey Matson, told through emails, notes, and journal entries.