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Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Series and The Sequels-Books For Middle and High School Students

On this new blog post, I just wanted to give you guys a highlight of some great book series and sequels for middle and high school students. Preteens/Teens can be reluctant to read, it is awesome when we can find books that match their interest.  When we think of books for this grade level and age range, we realize that sometimes we have to introduced them to more books that are out of the norm.  

Mildred D. Taylor: The Logan Family Saga

Mildred D. Taylor is very famous for her literary works and her remarkable stories. The Logan Family Series has been a familiar series in some middle and high schools. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry is one of my favorite books and movies, I watched the movie a lot as a child. I was also elated to discover that my favorite illustrator/artist Kadir Nelson has remastered her iconic book covers, take a look.



The Five Ancestors Series is essentially a graphic novel without any graphics. Five orphans are raised as foster brothers and Buddhist monks in 17th century China. The Grand Master has given the boys animal names and trained each of them into a martial-art style related to his titular animal's strengths.





Virginia Hamilton is one of my favorite authors. Most of her books were read during my childhood. She wrote stories that ranged from generational legacy to science fiction to folktales and more. Hamilton wrote 41 books.



A couple months ago, I read Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty and Max The Mighty. In Freak the Mighty, both characters have disabilities and have a genuine friendship with each other. The two of them create a genuine relationship through fighting bullies and family problems. For the the two boys, they never imagine the big things that they would encounter. The sequel to this book is Max The Mighty,, which is similar to the first book.  Max and Worm also discover the greatness of a friendship through their difficulties. Max is a hero when he finds out that Worm needs saving from the harsh reality of school and her own issues at home.

 





















Other Authors to Check-Out!


Lisa Yee

R.J. Palacio
James Patterson