Middle Grade Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

I do not re-read books. I am a slow reader, I just don’t have the time. But, sometimes when I read a book, I have a longing – not to re-read, but to have that first experience with it again. Here’s a few titles I wish I could open up again from the very beginning. Whether it’s Ivy learning about her self after a tornado, the way small things (like Legos) can change or build a world or the gorgeous exploration of life and death in tandem with scientific facts, each of these middle grade titles swept me up. I was more than happy to be along for the ride.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.