#MGGetsReal in August

One of our Eastern PA authors – Shannon Wiersbitzky – is participating in #MGGetsReal, where several middle grade novels that share a common thread will be highlighted. The common thread for #MGGetsReal? Each of the books tackles a tough topic in a way appropriate for Middle Grade readers.

The participating authors are:

  • Shannon Wiersbitzky—WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER (Alzheimer’s)
  • Kathleen Burkinshaw – THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM, (Hiroshima)
  • Joyce Moyer Hostetter—COMFORT, (War Trauma)
  • Kerry O’Malley Cerra—JUST A DROP OF WATER, (Religious Intolerance)
  • Shannon Hitchcock—RUBY LEE & ME, (School Integration)

During the month of August, these fantastic authors welcome you to:

  1. Read and review the books listed above. (Writing a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and other sites is an important way to support fellow authors.)
  2. Tweet about the books using hashtag #MGGetsReal
  3. Share posts on Facebook about the books.
  4. Tell your friends, interested kid readers, teachers, librarians, or reading groups about these meaningful books.


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