Middle Grade @ Heart is a group of authors who love reading and writing middle grade literature. It formed in June 2017, and is an online book club all about MG lit in all its forms, as a resource for parents, librarians, teachers, writers, and everyone who loves the heart and hope of books for this age group.
We pick a great MG read every month and send out a newsletter the last Monday of the month. Each newsletter has discussion questions, extension activities, a recipe, and author interview! Then, on the first Tuesday of the next month at 8:00 pm EST, we have a Twitter book club discussion at the hashtag #mgbookclub. This way, not only can you get the benefits of being part of a dependable book club with thought-provoking discussion, but you can also use the ideas in our newsletter to start a book club with the middle graders in your life.
1. Sign up for the MG@Heart newsletter.
2. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mgatheart, so you can get reminders and updates.
3. Keep up with our posts at the MG@Heart website for announcements, check-ins, quizzes, writer's toolbox posts, and reviews.
4. Join in the Twitter discussions at #mgbookclub.
5. I hope you'll join us!
Here is our book list for 2020:
January: MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM by Rajani LaRocca
February: I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE by Christine Day
March: LIGHT IN THE LAKE by Sarah Baughman
April: FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks
May: THE DERBY DAREDEVILS: KENZIE KICKSTARTS A TEAM by Kit Rosewater
June/July: WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF by Sarah Allen
August: A WISH IN THE DARK by Christina Soontornvat
September: EFREN DIVIDED by Ernesto Cisneros
October: WHAT LANE? by Torrey Maldonado
November: A PLACE AT THE TABLE by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan
Our past years' picks are listed here.
MIDDLE GRADE @ HEART IS TAKING A HIATUS UNTIL JUNE 2021.