Books for Middle Schoolers
Great picks for middle school readers.
A fearful and prejudiced U.S. president has forced all Muslims into an internment camp. Layla needs to forge allies inside and outside the camp to make everyone understand this is wrong.
Format: Book - 2019 First editionView Internment
Cell phones are completely banned at school, so students start to communicate through sticky notes instead. For better or worse, these notes are anonymous and available for everyone to see.
Format: Book - 2017 First editionView Posted
Drum Roll, Please
Melly's parents just announced that they are splitting up, so even though she's on her way to music camp, she doubts that this summer will rock.
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView Drum Roll, Please
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
Ivy's house was demolished by a tornado. She copes by drawing in her sketchbook and exploring her feelings for a new friend.
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
The Benefits of Being An Octopus
Joining the school debate team helps Zoey understand there are multiple sides to every situation, including problems at home and a scary incident at school.
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView The Benefits of Being An Octopus
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Arturo is looking forward to a laidback summer in Miami when his family's restaurant comes under threat from urban development. A new friend gives him the confidence to fight for what matters most.
Format: Book - 2017View The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Lifelong besties Tai and Mila seem to be growing apart. Is it just competition over getting into the new Gifted and Talented program, or something more serious they won't discuss?
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView So Done
Middle school brings drama to a close group of friends, and Jorge is surprised to find himself tongue tied around a certain girl. Graphic novel.
Format: Graphic Novel - 2018 First JY editionView Crush
When you're one of only a handful of nonwhite kids at a private middle school, life can be funny, frustrating, and downright weird. Graphic novel.
Format: Graphic Novel - 2019 First editionView New Kid
I Can Make This Promise
Edie finds an old photograph that changes everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption.
Format: Book - 2019 First editionView I Can Make This Promise