Do you have a child that is "stuck in the middle" in grades 5-9? Does your child read at a high level? Is your child telling you they can't find anything to read? Does your child want to move up from juvenile books, but you are concerned about the issues and situations depicted in the Young Adult genre?
Ask the library staff about a Gentle Read.
A Gentle Read is a book that may be inspiring, heartwarming or lift the reader's spirits. These titles might also exemplify good morals, leadership, courage and nobility. Examples of Gentle Read titles for readers in 5th-9th grade include Little Women, Hattie Big Sky, The Wednesday Wars or Tucket's Gold.
Becker Library currently has a shelf dedicated to Gentle Read materials. Stop in a take a look!