[DWJ] recommendations

Charlotte Taylor ccwtaylor at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 20:17:30 EDT 2013

I've reviewed about 130 sci fi/fantasy books with non-white characters over
at my blog--
and there are 43 of them in the "middle grade" category.

Some particular recommendations:
Geeks, Girls, and Secret
by Mike Jung (2012)
by Anne Ursu (2011)
Bansi O'Hara and the Bloodline
by John Dougherty (2008)
by Sage Blackwood (2013)
The Magical Misadventures of Prunella
by Deva Fagan (2010)
The Prince of Fenway
by Julianna Baggott (2009)
The Wells Bequest<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-wells-bequest-by-polly-shulman-for_18.html>,
by Polly Shulman (2013)
Where the Mountain Meets the
by Grace Lin (2009)



On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Otter Perry <
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:

> My partner has an acquaintance, a 10-year-old girl who is very bright.
> She likes fantasy. I've recommended DWJ, of course, but any suggestions
> are welcome. [I also recommended Nesbit, Lewis, Baum, Jansson, and
> Pratchett.]
> She is also mixed-race*, so if anybody knows a particularly good author
> for that, tell me. [I'm loaning her _The Wizard of Earthsea_.] It would be
> nice to have protagonists who aren't just white.
> Garth Nix just occurred to me. And Diane Duane.
> *Her father is African-American, her mother is European-American.
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