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8 Fabulous New LGBTQ Middle Grade Books for Readers of All Ages

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Emma and the Love Spell by Meredith Ireland

Emma’s crush and best friend, Avangeline, is moving after her parents got divorced. But Emma has the perfect idea to fix it. She’ll secretly use her magic powers to get Avangeline’s parents to fall back in love. Sure, she promised her parents she wouldn’t use her powers or tell anyone about them since they’re unreliable, but it’s just one little love spell. What could go wrong?

the cover of Asking for a Friend

Asking for a Friend by Ronnie Riley

This one isn’t out until June 4th, but you can preorder it now and read it just in time for Pride month! Eden has social anxiety, which makes it hard to make friends. That’s why they lied to their mom about having three friends at school: Duke, Ramona, and Tabitha. Then Eden’s mom invites these “friends” to their birthday party. Can Eden convince three people they’ve never spoken to before to be friends…at least until the end of the party? This has asexual, nonbinary, and bi representation.

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