Monday, December 25, 2017

Seven middle grade books for fans of magical realism

At the BN Kids Blog Maria Burel tagged seven favorite middle grade reads for fans of magical realism, including:
Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Echo is part fairytale, part historical fiction, sprinkled with magic, and cleverly woven into a powerful tale. In its pages, we meet Friedrich, a young German boy desperate to save his father after the Nazi party moves in. From there, we travel to Pennsylvania and meet Mike, an orphan determined to provide the best life possible for his brother, even at the cost of his own happiness. And then there’s Ivy, whose California family finally has a chance to build their own life, on their own land. But fear and prejudice may destroy that dream. Three lives, three paths, three stories, all joined together by one harmonica.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue