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Looking for books that fit our monthly reading challenge this November? Try one of the favorites from our home shelf!

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel November 2022: It's There in Black and White features the book HALFWAY NORMAL by Barbara Dee.

After two years of treatment for leukemia, Norah Levy is ready to return to normal. The hospital social worker warns her the transition back may be tricky, but Norah isn’t worried. Compared with battling cancer, how tricky can seventh grade be?

Very. Everyone treats Norah differently now. Her best friends are part of new groups. Nobody quite understands.

And then she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of drawing and Greek mythology. Norah is desperate not to be that girl who had cancer, but secret-keeping becomes impossible and Norah must figure out a way to share her cancer story and still be able to move on and have her normal life.

Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Author: Middle Grade Carousel

A mother-daughter duo dedicated to all things Middle Grade, CJ & Elza run a series of monthly reading challenges. You can also find them on Twitter: @kindeladies, or Instagram: @mgcarousel.

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