Jr. High Fiction

Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

Written by Jennifer Robin Barr Have you ever wanted something so bad, you would do anything to get it? Jimmy has. He lives in Philadelphia just across the street from Shibe Ballpark. From his roof, you can watch a baseball game of the Philadelphia A’s. His family supplements their income by charging for tickets to …

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Strike Zone

Written by Mike Lupica Nick has two best buddies that are as close as family to him: Ben and Diego. Baseball is what they love to do together the most. They are in the Little League Championship. They win game after game, even when Nick has a bad night and can’t pitch his best. There …

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Each Tiny Spark

Written by Pablo Cartaya A Social Studies assignment ignites a spark in a Middle School classroom. As students work on their projects they find themselves in a heated real-life debate over a school district plan to merge students from two different schools. Students start to discover their history, their beliefs, their community, their opinions, and …

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All the Colors of Magic

Written by Valija Zinck, Translated by Helen Jennings All her life, Penelope has lived with her mother, grandmother, and cat Coco at their “dragon” house. She lives an ordinary life, except for the fact that she is the only girl in town with ash-grey hair. One day her mother gets injured by a tractor and …

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The Unspeakable Unknown

Written by Eliot Sappingfield This is hilarious, thrilling, mind-bending, and yet absolutely heartwarming at the same time. It is hard to find the right words to describe it. One moment I am laughing so hard and another I am thinking completely out of the box and getting everything that is mentioned. The imagination of the …

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Cog

Written by Greg Van Eekhout What if a robot could be programmed to think and feel and make independent decisions? That is the secret project that Gina, an employee at uniMIND, is experimenting with, and Cog is her robot. Although Cog enjoys learning and processing information, he quickly comes to understand that consequences also accompany …

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