Tony Gaskin is an educator and the author of the picture book Mr. Tony Explores Space. I loved talking to him about writing diverse characters — there’s a character in a wheelchair in his space picture book! We also discussed why he took a non-traditional path and what he loves about teaching elementary school.
Veronica’s life seemed like it was on track until her parents announced that her mom is going to rehab for alcoholism. Her mom who was a softball player when she was young, her mom the lawyer, her mom who was supposed to help her and her friends practice for softball tryouts.
For this post, I’ve chosen teen female protagonists with big hearts, messy lives, mostly supportive families, foodie and somewhat bookish tendencies. You’ll also find fake dating and enemies-to-lovers tropes and one or two love triangles. If you or your kids loved this book, here are more books like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Summary: Before the Ever After Before the Ever After is Woodson’s latest Coretta Scott King award winner — and a well-deserved win too. ZJ’s dad is a popular pro American footballer. He has a awesome crew of male friends who…
In this list of middle-grade books about community, the community plays a major role. You’ll either see the protagonist give back to community, learn about community, advocate for their community, receive help from the community, or solves a big mystery in the community.
The Unteachables are a group of misfits deemed so hopeless (academically and in terms of behavior) that the school has isolated them in a class of their own. New student Kiana accidentally becomes the newest member of the class and stays — joining Parker, who still can’t read; Aldo, who has anger issues; Elaine (rhymes with pain), and sleepy Rahim whose dad’s band practices all night in their garage.