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

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

Iris and the Tiger

Leanne Hall

fiction Fantasy Middle Grade Mystery
lighthearted mysterious relaxing fast-paced

When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed

nonfiction Memoir Middle Grade
emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Sun-mi Hwang, Chi-Young Kim, Nomoco

fiction Fantasy
emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced

Vänta på vind

Oskar Kroon

fiction Contemporary LGBTQIA+
informative inspiring tense medium-paced

The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)

Jessica Townsend

fiction Childrens Fantasy
adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

Granny Ting Ting

Patrice Lawrence

fiction Childrens
emotional fast-paced


Nnedi Okorafor

fiction Childrens Fantasy
adventurous dark fast-paced

I Am Not a Number

Jenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer, Gillian Newland

nonfiction Childrens History
challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius The Great, #1)

Adib Khorram

fiction Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Young Adult
challenging emotional hopeful fast-paced

Hurricane Child

Kheryn Callender, Kacen Callender

fiction Childrens LGBTQIA+ Magical Realism
emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced