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Middle School Fantasy Books

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Explore the paranormal worlds of fairies, scarecrows, ghosts and sorceresses with a little creepiness thrown in. These books are sure to keep you up all night long!    In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll  Forced to stay with a grandma she’s never met while her brother gets a heart transplant, Alice finds comfort in the Darkling Wood. Situated near her grandma’s… read more >>

Author Spotlight–Zora Neale Hurston

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   Born in Notasulga, Alabama, on January 15, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston moved to Eatonville, Florida as a young child and considered it her hometown. Eatonville was a unique town, in that it was established as the first incorporated African–American community. Founded just north of Orlando, by twenty-seven African–American men on August 18, 1887, Eatonville influenced the setting for much of her writing. (The… read more >>