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“The Great Wall of Lucy Wu” (ages 8 to 12), Wendy Wan-long Shang’s first novel, features another sixth-grader who must deal with surprising challenges. In Melissa Dassori’s “J.R. Silver Writes Her World” (ages 8 to 12), a sixth-grade girl discovers she has a magical power when the short stories she writes come true. Kidspost reader Edith Dawson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, recommends “On My Honor” (ages 9 to 12), by Marion Dane Bauer. It’s a Newbery Honor-winning story about a tragedy that happens when two friends swim in a dangerous river. “It uses realistic characters with relatable struggles to teach kids that it is their duty to tell the truth and that they must move on from the guilt of mistakes that aren’t entirely their fault.”

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