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The Best Books for Middle School According to My Students 2019
About two years ago, the ownvoices hashtag started circulating around the internet, being used to describe novels where the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity. When thinking about ownvoices, it is important to note the identities do not have to be identical. After all, this pertains to novels where there are fictional characters. That being said, there are so many terrific middle grade ownvoices books out there! Is she brave enough to give up an opportunity of a lifetime to stay in the South? Luza is a year older and excited to see her little brother, until she realizes what a spoiled American he is.
This is the fourth year that my students have gathered what they deem the very best books that they read this year and shared their recommendations with the world. As always we have favorites that seem to pop up every year, but this year we also had a lot of new titles join the mix.
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They have highlighted, enticed and persuaded others to fall in love with their selected book. And I have taken note. It turns out my students have very good taste when it comes to books. Some of these are fine for all 7th graders, some are more mature, I am including them all so that you can make your own decision. All parents are informed of the range of books that are present in our classroom library so that students can choose something that speaks to them. It was interesting to see just how many of these books I myself had read and booktalked, as well as how many have been favorites two years in a row. So what are the must have or add books in a 7th-grade library for ?
Hena Khan. The Best Man. Richard Peck. Raina Telgemeier. Diverse characters.