Middle Grade and Young Adult books

What makes a book Middle Grade or Young Adult?

May 18, 2022

My 12-year-old nephew said he “wouldn’t be caught dead” reading Middle Grade (MG) books, because they’re “for little kids.” He said, “My friends and I only like Young Adult (YA) adventure, fantasy, or science fiction, like Hunger Games, which we…

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Censored books for kids and teens. Captain Underpants banned! Really?

May 3, 2022

Communities across the country have challenged, banned or attempted to ban popular books for kids and teens. A challenge is not just a person expressing a point of view, but it is an attempt to remove books from a curriculum…

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