November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

True Dystopia: Three New Wartime Novels for Tweens | The Upper Deck

These three recent historical novels about wartime survival should appeal to upper middle graders and teens.

Embracing the Darkness in Middle Grade Fiction | The Upper Deck

A brand new column, The Upper Deck, recommends titles for upper middle grade through teen readers. In this inaugural piece, librarian Tara Kron looks at several recently acclaimed middle grade titles that explore dark, sometimes disturbing, issues—but which ultimately offer strength and hope.