When looking for exciting, quality literature to use in the middle school classroom, reach for this book. It identifies and describes 300 contemporary and classic books that relate to middle school science, history (ancient cultures and U.S.), physical education, English language (classic literature, grammar, and usage), mathematics, and fine arts. The book also has useful sections on biographies, multicultural selections, poetry, read-alouds, recent releases, high- interest/low-reading level material, myths and legends, and unique reads. Wright lists curriculum links for each book, and a reference chart lists all titles with their pertinent categories.
CORA M. WRIGHT is a middle school librarian and an instructor for children's literature at California State University, Hayward, California.