Totally Middle School

Totally Middle School

Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In

Betsy Groban


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From literary masterminds Lois Lowry, Gary D. Schmidt, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, Karen Cushman, Gregory Maguire, and more comes a timeless and inspirational anthology about the sometimes-challenging, always-rewarding coming-of-age years: middle school.

With eleven short stories told in text messages, emails, formal letters, stories in verse, and even a mini graphic novel, Totally Middle School tackles a range of important subjects, from peer pressure, family issues, and cultural barriers to the unexpected saving grace of music, art, friendship, and reading.

Brimming with heart and humor, these poignant stories from bestselling and award-winning authors shine a light on the moments when everything is thrilling and terrifying at the same time--in a way it will never be again.


Betsy Groban:
Betsy Groban grew up in a leafy (sometimes lethal) suburb outside New York City and is a graduate of Barnard College with a degree in English literature. She has always worked at the intersection of culture, commerce, and community--specifically in book publishing, public broadcasting, and arts advocacy. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has two grown daughters.