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Surviving Middle School: The Daily Ups and Downs


Middle school is, at best, a challenge and, at worst, a torture as relationships develop and fall apart on a daily basis. These books portray the ups and downs of middle school life as characters struggle to survive and thrive.


Panelists
Cathy G. Johnson

Cathy G. Johnson is a cartoonist and educator in Providence, Rhode Island. "The Breakaways" is her third graphic novel, after "Gorgeous" and "Jeremiah." Cathy has also published shorter comics work with publishers such as Silver Sprocket and Youth in Decline....

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Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty is a children's book author who has written dozens of books including her most recent book, a debut middle-grade novel, "The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl." Which is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book "Excellent Ed," illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach....

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Margaret Mincks

Margaret Mincks grew up the second oldest of eight kids. When she wasn't swimming, acting, making up slightly disturbing songs or filming B-movie parodies with siblings and friends, she was writing stories....

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Booki Vivat

Booki Vivat is the creator of the Frazzled series and has been doodling somewhat seriously since 2011 and not-so-seriously since childhood. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, San Diego....

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