BIPOC Joy (Middle Grade)

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Looking for fun fiction that features BIPOC protagonists that are not heavy identity crisis, capital-D Diverse books? Me too! Here's a list of joyful reads for middle grade readers to help you get started. 

 

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Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554998
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom Cover Image
By Booki Vivat, Booki Vivat (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062398796
Availability: Unavailable
Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2016

The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290422
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown Cover Image
By Crystal Allen, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062342348
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 3rd, 2017

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338159325
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 17th, 2019

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story #1) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600564
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

Fly on the Wall Cover Image
By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250314116
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 15th, 2020

Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook Cover Image
By Iva-Marie Palmer, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062391803
Availability: Backordered - may take several weeks
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 9th, 2017

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Snapdragon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Jake the Fake Keeps it Real Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780553523515
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101997253
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2018

The Season of Styx Malone Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524715984
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Yearling - December 3rd, 2019

The Parker Inheritance (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545952781
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Red Panda & Moon Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094443
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 23rd, 2019