May 23, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
So, why did I—an introverted indoor kid—write a story about a tween joining so many clubs? Because, much like Maggie, I was once determined to define myself.
February 18, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Change can be cathartic! Change can be the thing that makes you grow! We wanted to create a tale that says you don’t have to choose a best friend. A story that says everyone deals with self-doubt sometimes. A story that says there’s always some gray and no real good guys and bad guys—everyone is flawed and that’s okay.
January 12, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Here Lies Me is the first realistic fiction podcast about middle school, but the idea for the story began as a novel too "dark" for middle grade.
February 18, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A beautifully written novel in verse with an empowering message about identity and belonging.
January 9, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
A whole book about breaking the stigma that comes with having/acknowledging periods? Yes, please!
April 4, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade novel from the award-winning author of It’s Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. Amina has never been comfortable in […]
April 14, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Football hero. Ninja freestyler. It’s seventh grade. Anything is possible. All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, he’s on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon’s freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are […]
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