Middle-Grades to Read in March

While the winter lingers, the school year carries on and middle-graders can get a bit antsy waiting for spring. I know I’m impatiently waiting for the snow to melt, myself. So we’ve compiled a list of middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels to soothe the most restless of reader. The irresistible middle-grade fiction will charm and delight as the characters experience challenges and joys. The mind-blowing nonfiction will amaze and inspire, while the graphic novels will set imaginations soaring. What are you waiting for? Jump in!

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Meet the Imprints: Lerner Publications

With exceptional print and digital resources, Lerner Publications is the flagship imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. Kid-friendly, dynamic designs and engaging text explore topics such as STEM, animals, sports, history, holidays, biographies, hands-on activities, and more. Striking designs and eye-catching photography deliver high-interest presentations that delight readers and educators alike. Innovative features, diagrams, and digital extensions support comprehension and encourage reader engagement. Read on for an interview with associate editorial director Jon Fishman, and learn about the newest books coming out this spring.

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What It’s Really Like to Have Your Book Banned as an Author

Today’s guest post comes to us from Lee Wind, author of No Way, They Were Gay? His book, a fascinating look at the hidden lives and secret loves of twelve well-known historical figures, came out in April 2021. Since then, it has been challenged or banned in a number of school districts despite meeting Social Studies curriculum standards and receiving critical recognition and praise. Read on to learn about Lee’s first-hand experience, and find out more about how you can fight censorship.

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Sex Ed Books

It’s a tricky topic, but kids deserve to know the facts about reproduction, sex, gender, relationships, and consent. Here’s a collection of books that your shelves should hold for kids to educate and empower themselves.

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