We take a closer look at the ever-shifting and expanding middle grade category, including some of the latest developments in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and more.
A number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians share their views on everything from how they define middle grade to trends in the market and which new titles they are most excited about.
Spurred on by the We Need Diverse Books movement, a crop of new imprints and initiatives reflect publishers’ ongoing efforts to expand the middle grade category, seeking out traditionally underrepresented voices and stories.
We asked editors and marketing and publicity teams for their insights on middle grade marketing trends and some recent successful campaigns.
From new imprints to school book clubs and fairs—publishers, teachers, and librarians are getting graphic novels into the hands of more young readers than ever before.