Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge , hosted by thestorygraph

Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
All books added to this prompt

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Barnhill

fiction childrens fantasy middle grade young adult
emotional hopeful mysterious medium-paced

388 pages | first published 2016


Akwaeke Emezi

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ magical realism young adult
emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced

208 pages | first published 2019

Children of Blood and Bone

Legacy of Orïsha #1

Tomi Adeyemi

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous emotional tense fast-paced

544 pages | first published 2018

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor #2

Jessica Townsend

fiction childrens fantasy
adventurous lighthearted medium-paced

467 pages | first published 2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables #1

L.M. Montgomery

fiction childrens classics young adult
emotional reflective relaxing slow-paced

320 pages | first published 1908


Binti #1

Nnedi Okorafor

fiction science fiction
adventurous challenging fast-paced

96 pages | first published 2015

Amal Unbound

Aisha Saeed

fiction childrens contemporary
challenging emotional hopeful medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2018

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

Nie Jun

fiction comics
adventurous lighthearted slow-paced

128 pages | first published 2016

When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed

nonfiction memoir middle grade
emotional fast-paced

264 pages | first published 2020

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Darius The Great #1

Adib Khorram

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult
challenging emotional hopeful fast-paced

316 pages | first published 2018