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235: Great Middle Grade Recs for 2022

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

Episode graphic with stack of open books and text Great Middle Grade Recs for 2022

In this episode of the Unabridged Podcast, Ashley and Jen share some middle grade recs by authors of color perfect for anyone working on the Unabridged Podcast Reading Challenge. Kacen Callendar's King and the Dragonflies and Varsha Bajaj’s Count Me In would both be fantastic additions to your TBR. We round out our book discussion with our Bookish Check-in and share some favorite pet stories.

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Maureen Johnson’s The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) ( |

Jen - Eliot Schrefer’s Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality ( |

Our Middle Grade Recommendations

Ashley - Kacen Callender’s King and the Dragonflies ( |

Jen - Varsha Bajaj’s Count Me In ( |

Other Mentions

Kacen Callender's Felix Ever After ( |

Give Me One - A Favorite Pet Story

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