Middle grade books about third-culture kids are becoming more popular, but the third-culture kid experience is far from new. Many kids have had to move from their places of birth to a new country (not as immigrants) but temporary residents, either because of their parents’ jobs or for a period of cultural immersion. These aren’t just summer vacations, but months to years living abroad. It’s quite a niche category.
If you’ve been on the hunt for stories that portray the third-culture kid experience, you’ll enjoy these 11 books. I’ve also added three YA picks that are perfect for an older audience.