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Diverse Books Need Us: Middle School Grade

Middle School Book Suggestions

Books that Feature Characters who are Asian

Link to Almost American Girl by Robin Ha in the catalog.
Link to Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed in the catalog.
Link to American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar in the catalog.
Link to Amina's Voice by Hena Khan in the catalog.
Link to Bronze and Sunflower by Wexuan Cao in the catalog.
Link to The Comeback by E.L. Chen in the catalog.
Link to Displacement by Kiku Hughes in the catalog
link to The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao in the catalog.
Link to Front Desk by Kelly Lang in the catalog.
Link to Girl Giant and the Monkey King by  Van Hoang in the catalog.
Link to the Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang in the catalog.
Link to Listen, Slowly by Thanhka Lai in the catalog.
Link to Living with Viola by Rosena Fung in the catalog.
Link to Lola: a ghost story by J. Torres in the catalog.
Link to Lupe Wong Won't Dance by Donna Barba Higuera in the catalog.
Link to the Magic Fish by Le Nguyen Trung in the catalog.
Link to the Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani in the catalog.
Link to Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani in the catalog.
Link to Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks in the catalog.
Link to Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park in the catalog.
Link to Sky Land by Amy Chu in the catalog.
Link to Stand Up, Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim in the catalog.
Link to Suee Shadow by Ginger Ly in the catalog.
Link to They Called Us Enemy by George Takei in the catalog.
Link to a Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi in the catalog.
Link to Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung in the catalog.
Unplugged and Unpopular by Mat Heagerty in the catalog.
Link to View from Pagoda hill by Michaela MacColl in the catalog.
Link to While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Black

Link to Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson in the catalog.
Link to Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz in the catalog.
Link to Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the catalog.
Link to Blended by Sharon Draper in the catalog.
Link to Booked by Kwame Alexander in the catalog.
Link to Class Act by Jerry Craft in the catalog.
Link to Crossover by Kwame Alexander in the catalog.
Link to Ghost by Jason Alexander in the catalog.
Link to Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the catalog.
Link to a Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith in the catalog.
Link to the Inkberg Enigma by Jonathan King in the catalog.
Link to Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist in the catalog,
Link to A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth in the catalog.
Link to Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Pinkney Davis in the catalog,
Link to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: a Graphic Novel by Rey Terciero in the catalog.
Link to New Kid by Jerry Craft in the catalog.
Link to the Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert in the catalog.
Link to Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland in the catalog.
Link to the Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson in the catalog.
Link to the Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon in the catalog.
Link to So Done by Paula Chase in the catalog.
Link to Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to the Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore in the catalog.
Link to Tristan Strong Series by Kwame Mbalia in the Catalog
Link to Twins by Varian Johnson in the catalog.
Link to the Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus in the catalog.
Link to What Lane by Torrey Maldonado in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Latinx

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya in the catalog.
Link to the First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez in the catalog.
Link to Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson in the catalog.
Link to Heat by Mike Lupica in the catalog.
Link to I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin in the catalog.
Link to Merci Suarez Can't Dance by Meg Medina in the catalog.
Link to Muse Squad series by Chantel Acevedo in the series.
The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcarcel in the catalog.
Link to Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez in the catalog.
Link to Sincerely, Harriet by Sarah Winifred Searle in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are LGBTQ+

Link to the Best At It by Maulik Pancholy in the catalog.
Link to The Best Peck by Richard Peck in the catalog.
Link to Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith in the catalog.
Link to Flying Lessson and other Stories by Ellen Oh in the catalog.
Link to George by Alex Gino in the catalog.
Link to Hazel's Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow in the catalog.
Link A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Burke in the catalog.
Link to Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring in the catalog.
Link to Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart in the catalog.
Link to the Magic Fish by Le Nguyen Trung in the catalog.
Link to the Pants Project by Cat Clark in the catalog.
Link to Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt in the catalog.
Link to See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles in the catalog.
Link to The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean in the catalog.
Link to Snapdragon by Kat Leyh in the catalog.
:Link to Star-crossed by Barbara Dee in the catalog.
Link to Zenobia July by LIsa Bunker in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Indigenous

Books that Feature Characters with Neurodiversity

 

Link to Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor in the catalog.
Link to The Brave by James Bird in the catalog.
Link to Can you See Me? by Libby Scott in the catalog.
Link to the Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson in the catalog.
Link to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling in the catalog.
Link to Last Pick by Jason Walz in the catalog.
Link to Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew W. Dicks in the catalog.
Link to the Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O'Reilly in the catalog
Link to Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin in the catalog.
Link to Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks in the catalog.
Link to Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick in the catalog.
Link to The view from the very best house in town by Meera Trehan in the Catalog

Books that Feature Characters with a Disability

Link to El Deafo by Cece Bell in the catalog.
Link to Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt in the catalog
Link to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling in the catalog.
Link to Macy McMillian and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green  in the catalog.
Link to Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya in the catalog
Link to Roll with It by Jamie Sumner in the catalog,
Link to Sincerely, Harriet by Sarah Winifred Searle in the catalog.
Link to the War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley in the catalog.
Link to Wonder by E.J Palacio in the catalog.
Link to You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P. by Alex Gino in the catalog,